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CNN
Dec 30, 2012 8:00am PST
unlikely in my estimation that david gregory is going to jail. but the "meet the press" moderator is under investigation for wielding this particular prop during an interview with the head of the nra. >> so, here is a magazine for ammunition that carries 30 bullets. now, isn't it possible that if we got rid of these, if we replaced them and said, well, you can only have a magazine that carries five bullets or ten bullets, isn't it just possible that we could reduce the carnage in a situation like newtown? >> i don't believe that is going to make one difference. >> why are some gun owners rooting for gregory to be locked up? should a new york newspaper published a map showing the homes of gun owners. the media in the middle of a debate. tomorrow is the last day to avoid what the press has described as an almost apocalyptic outcome. >> to avoid the fiscal cliff -- >> if we go over the fiscal cliff -- >> try to avert the fiscal cliff. >> the clock ticks down to the so-called fiscal cliff. >> closer than ever going over the fiscal cliff. >> the fiscal cliff negotiations are going no wher
NBC
Dec 29, 2012 6:30pm EST
stalemate and the public is pretty clearly growing frustrated. david gregory sat down exclusively with the president today. he'll share some insight in just a moment. first we go to nbc's kristen welker at the white house on a where the talks stand. >> reporter: good evening. sources close to the talks say there is more pessimism tonight with democrats and republicans still unable to reach a compromise, particularly over the issue of taxes. but senate negotiators aren't giving up. they're still hopeful for a breakthrough before that all important tuesday deadline. with time running out, key staffers huddled behind closed doors against the backdrop of a snowy capitol trying to hammer out a last-minute deal. in his weekly address, president obama pushed lawmakers to act. >> we cannot let washington politics get in the way of america's progress. >> reporter: mr. obama met with top party leaders friday, calling on them to either reach a compromise or allow a vote on his plan that would among other things raise taxes on those making more than $250,000. >> i believe such a proposal could pas
FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm PST
shouldn't happen or david gregory giving lapierre a hard time when his kids go to school with 11 armed guards. and the people we pet up yesterday with those who own handguns? do you know you have ten times more likely chance of being, of violent crime happening to you in new york city where there is no concealed carry allowed in the city, versus one of the cities, one of the towns right there. the city of chicago, go 20 times. the crime rate, the violent crime rate in the cities is double the rate. >> eric: i could not get a gun permit in new york. if i could get one i would -- >> bob: you have one in jersey? >> eric: applied for. legally applied for. >> bob: really? >> eric: those dots are only for handguns, pistols. not rifles. >> kimberly: it doesn't include it. somebody could have that and -- >> greg: i would move there. move where the red is. >> eric: yeah. >> kimberly: move next to bolling. >> eric: red is safer than white in that case. >> greg: i want to throw to a quick s.o.t. gun owner responding to the journal news who printed his address but he owned a gun. >> we have done n
NBC
Dec 9, 2012 11:30am EST
>>> i'm david gregory, this is "press pass." this week a critical test for the republican party as it does post election soul searching, all the while there's a high stakes fiscal cliff set of talks going on in washington. rick santorum, one of gop's most outspoken republican leaders and nationally he's raising 2016 speculation. let's get right to it. how do you look at 2016 right now? there's expectation you'll be in the hunt. where is your head now? >> my head now is we've got a lot on our plate. there's so much -- so much as i said during the campaign, this is the most critical election in our country's history and seeing the consequence now here in washington now around the world. we're trying to stay engaged. i started an organization, patriot voices and we got involved in that. we got involved in the treaty on capitol hill, they were trying to pass a u.n. treaty that we felt was an overreach, something that would involve the united nations in the rights of parents and being able to provide was best for their disabled children and as well as other things that we are disconcern
NBC
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am EST
discussion on gun laws. >>> and in 90 minutes, david gregory will have a discussion with wayne lapierre. he said the country needs more guns and called for armed security officers in every school in america. and david gregory says the nra is used to facing criticism and in the past emerged unscathed. >> we have seen this kind of popular outrage, if you will, after these massacres and then nothing actually comes of it. the political decision will be the president's in terms of how hard he wants to drive this. >> wayne lapierre will sit down with david gregory. you can catch it here on nbc 4. >>> and president obama and the first lady will join others in saying good-bye to the senator. he fought in world war ii and was awarded the medal. he became the first japanese to become elected to the senate, and he was 88 years old. it will be a short holiday trip for the president, and he will return to washington after christmas to deal with the dooming fiscal cliff. president obama said the break is good for lawmakers to think about a possible solution and he suggested a smaller deal th
NBC
Dec 23, 2012 11:30am EST
>>> i'm david gregory and this is "press pass," your all access pass to an extra meet the press conversation. this week a discussion with ken burns on the american spirit in hard times. his new documentary called "the dust bowl" tells the story about one of the worst man made ecological disasters in history. i want to start with politics. you spent so much time in the nation's past. there is a lot at stake. the reluctance on the part of the leaders to say the american people. >> a lot of it is for the last 30 years we changed the dialogue from not my version of government is better than yours to the belief government isn't right. the person who believes the government is a workable instrument as to fight to a resistant to that. during the depression and the dust bowl during the second world war and other periods we have had a sense of shared sacrifice to get things done that democracy is the politics of the half love. not everybody gets everything. when we realize we are going to have to give it up it is given up in the back roomgz i think this take no prisoners my way or the hi
NBC
Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
month. to go run the influential heritage foundation nbc's david gregory, the moderator of "meet the press," has more on the surprise announcement. >> reporter: about four years early, a lot of people thought it would happen by 2017, but not at this point. in his term, demint was somebody who turbo-charged the tea party movement. he told me he would like to see the party really adopt more of these tea party ideas. that really didn't happen. there were more internal fights. he did have success in fielding candidates and also failed. he said they didn't do enough to establish what the party was for. he is going to try to be a force behind the party. now he feels like he can leave the senate, and champion the party >> and one more, senator coburn, from texas, somebody the president has a good relationship with opened the door toward raising taxes on the wealthy. any significance there? >> reporter: yes, i think a lot of things are misplaced. i talked to a lot of people. more and more conservatives like coburn said fold on the tax rates, let them go up so that we conservatives can get a
CNN
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am PST
with nbc's david gregory this morning to talk about the fiscal cliff. >> i'm arguing for maintaining tax cuts for 98% of americans. i don't think anybody would consider that some liberal left wing agenda. that used to be considered a republican mainstream agenda. >> joining me senator olympia sn snowe of maine. let me start with that. it does seem sort of counter intuitive to have republicans wanting to fight for tax hikes for no one and in that fight, being willing to allow tax hikes for everyone? >> you know, i would agree with that. obviously it is important to make sure that middle income america does not confront a tax increase at the beginning of next year, which is less than two days away. that is critical. the second part is, of course, is trying to address the spending cuts that are going to be crucial next year as well. more for the long-term debt reduction that i think republicans are talking about, but the bottom line is, we should pass this tax extension for middle income america before we adjourn this year. >> and what is -- what do you -- where do you think this will l
NBC
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am EST
press moderator david gregory sat down with an exclusive interview with president obama, and you can see that at 10:30. >>> new today, police are trying to identify a man. the "washington post" reports the victim was behind the wheel when he was shot and then he crashed into a tree. no word on developments for a search for a gunman or if there has been an arrest made. >>> and tonight there will be a vigil for a football player found stabbed to death. there was an arrest. police found stringfellow dead in a fan on friday night in vienna. the two strangers had plans to meet. his former teammate is understandably saddened at the news of his death. >> it was really hard for me, because he was one of those guys in my freshman year, he brought me under his wing and just showed me what to do and what not to do, and just -- it just hurts me to just see him gone like that. >> stringfellow played football in virginia, and he was a sophomore. >>> today a very rare opportunity to see a part of american history. the national archives is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamati
CNN
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
today. >>> d.c. said they asked if david gregory could use the magazine as a prop and were told no. the devices are illegal even if they're not attached to a weapon. nbc has not responded to cnn's request for a comment. >>> a 30-foot whale discovered on a new york beach is not expected to survive. biologists say the thin whale is emaciated, in poor physical condition and nothing can be done to save it. if nature does not take its course they plan to humane lly euthanize it. >>> the u.s. i to hit its legal borrowing limit on monday. geithner says the government can operate for a few more weeks but congress needs to act quickly to avoid a full blown crisis. >>> if you own a toyota that had unintended acceleration problems, toyota's agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a class action lawsuit so what does that mean for you? alison kosik is in new york to tell you. hi, alison. >> hi, carol. this is one of the biggest lawsuits of its kind in the auto sector. it revolves around the sticky pedal issue that started happening from a few years ago. that's where some toyota drivers said they were e
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 3:00pm PST
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NBC
Dec 30, 2012 8:00am EST
spoke exclusively to nbc's david gregory. we are going to get a preview of what he has to say just ahead. >> it has been just two weeks since the tragedy of sandy hook elementary in connecticut. a teenager in california wrote a poem to express her feelings saying she understood how it could happen and it got her suspended from school. we'll get her reaction coming up >>> we'll also hear from the 29-year-old surfer that used his fists and his board to save his life when a shark kept coming at him again and again. >> scary story. >>> later on, we'll switch gears and look back at the year in pop culture, from the rise of honey boo boo to the unlikely bop lairity of that catchy tune, gang ham style. >> slightly popular, wasn't it? >>> we begin with the race in washington to fist fiscal cliff deadline including a preview of david gr david gregory's exclusive interview. we begin with kristen welker. >> the house is back in session and they could announce a deal as early as this afternoon. many saying this entire episode represents a lack of leadership on both sides of pennsylvania. with
FOX
Dec 28, 2012 5:00am EST
force of 11 - incluuing 7 armed guards. david gregory probably believes his children ave greaaer human alue han e mere commoners.a few years baak, entertainer rosie o'donnell worshipped at hh same church of hypocrisy. she led an vent called the millionnmom march to oppose guus.yyt, sheethought nothing of employing a personal armed guard.last week, the white published thh name and address and an accompanying maa of &pevery person in the surrounding area with handgun llcense.there's no real news value in this other than an attempt to emmbrrass, humiliate, or pressure these law-aaiding citizens. or perhaps instigate somethiig worse.a clever blogger turned names, addreeses and sstellite imagee of the homes of the reporterr the publisher and the ceo of the parent company, gannett. for more on thhs headlines dot nnt. and follow us on twwtter and facebook.i'' mark hym
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 11:30pm EST
address. >> the president of the nra is weighing in on david gregory and his decision to put a high capacity ammunition clip on meet the press, which also caught the attention of d.c. police. >> there are two lessons don't ask the government what is legal and what is not legal because half the people don't know, and second that is a silly felony. >> it is illegal to have the high ammunition high capacity ammunition clip in the district. they say the incident demonstrates how outdated some gun laws are. a local man who has spent years on death row could soon be out of prison. >> the case has been ongoing for years, and now his mother says finally her son could soon be free. our northern virginia bureau chief has more on the newfound hope for the family. >> he has missed the last putt 12 christmases. >> this time, terry steinberg hopes that her son, who has sat in solitary confinement on death row 11 years will be free. she was shot after she learned yesterday he could be released any time. >> we are grateful for the release. >> but not angry at to not come sooner. >> getting angry do
Current
Dec 4, 2012 9:00am PST
gregory and meet the press with grover and i'm still flabber gsaed over how david gregory -- first of all i think they should change the name to be meet the pushover. i have never seen anybody throw more marshmallows at somebody and not get an answer on anything. and my second observation is when claire mccaskill said i met him. he is nice. but who is he? and this is where grover gets his strength. he has flown under the radar for 20 years, and have these people signing these pledges, and he is more in touch with those senator, because he is just a lobbyist -- >> stephanie: and the premise of almost every meet the press turned out to be wrong. >> caller: right. >> stephanie: and i couldn't wait to tune in the meet the press right after the election -- >> caller: right. >> stephanie: we played this over and over david gregory literally asked do you think president obama should bring mitt romney in to negotiate the fiscal cliff. >> caller: i think my brain unattached from my spine when i heard that. [ laughter ] >> caller: i can't -- david gregory should be ashamed of himself, and i really
MSNBC
Dec 14, 2012 10:00am PST
more children who have been shot. with me here at the table is david gregory, host of "meet the press" and also susan paige, bureau chief with usa today. we are told that the gunman is dead and told by danbury hospital that is a trauma, three -- that at least three patients were admitted there. the hospital is in lockdown as a precaution. david, how do we absorb this kind of unfolding horror? >> well, i think very slowly as we get more details, and this is just horrifying. you know, i have three young kids, and, unfortunately, they're subjected to drills now in schools with this kind of scenario of a gunman coming in, how to stay safe. it's a very difficult thing to discuss with children, but we are in the middle of what is an unfold and a horrifying situation, so we'll await for the details, but there very quickly becomes a national conversation, not just absorbing these details and warning, but also about some kind of debate about guns in our culture that we never seem to really get around to have. after mass shootings, we say, well, is it not appropriate to have some sort of
CNBC
Dec 1, 2012 4:00am EST
appear on "meet the press" with my friend david gregory and hopefully explain how we're going to get out of this fiscal cliff mess. for once i actually believe we'll be able to bridge the cliff on the eve of destruction. and knowing that, i am both a guy who wants to take the pin off before new year's and i'm a buyer into negative capital chatter next week. not a seller, like so many of the pessimists out there. why don't we start with neil in florida. neil. >> reporter: boo ya, jim. it's neil in florida. face book dropped zynga, what should i do? hold or drop zynga? >> have a little january effect. everybody selling that thing nine ways to sunday. bad news. maybe they'll finish accepting by the end of december. and then you sell in the first week of january when it should lift. let's go to ramon in california. ramon? >> caller: hey, jim, boo-ya, baby, calling you from riverside county but born and raised in the san fernando valley. i'm a frequent watcher, jim. thank you for all that you do. >> thank you for that. that is a -- go ahe. >> caller: my question is, jim, with the recent n
NBC
Dec 29, 2012 6:00am EST
>>> storm team 4 radar already picking up some winter weather in the area. that big storm rolling our way right now. >>> and we want to look outside. this will be our last few moments of dry weather. we're in for a nasty mix of rain, snow, and strong winds to kick off the weekend. hold on. it's going to be a fun ride, everybody. good morning. i'm angie goff. >> and i'm richard jordan. today is saturday, december 29th, 2012. a lot of road crews are out. >> yeah, i saw a sign or two saying caution, possible icy conditions. let's go now to storm center 4. >> for the next couple of hour, until we start warming up, we could see icy conditions out there, especially any of the untreated roads. as far as a lot of locations, temperatures will be warm enough. 39 degrees right now is our temperature. southeast wind at 6 miles per hour. take a look at radar right now. we have that snow coming up toward our north. that's with one area of low pressure. we have another area down south pushing the moisture through southern maryland. as far as the big hole over us right now, by the time we get past the next couple hours, we're going to be fairly dry. then the hole is going to start to fill in. a little bit of sleet mixing in with the rain south. this will be a wintry day for some folks. that will be those folks up to the north. i think temperatures will remain low enough that when it snows, that snow will stay on the ground. for any untreated secondary roads, it could get a little slippery. louden county, you could get 1, maybe 2 inches of snow. same around montgomery county and baltimore. then mainly rain from d.c. south and east. we'll talk more about what you can expect behind this system after all this snow and we'll look at new year's eve coming up. >> thank you. >>> this winter storm is expected to affect mostly the northern and western parts of our area. news 4's derek ward has been on the roads this morning monitoring the conditions. derek, what have you seen so far? >> reporter: well, so far, not a lot. we did see some flakes at about 5:00 this morning. this is what we've seen a lot of. these trucks with their flashing lights at the ready to treat the roads. some roads have been treated. early this morning, i saw some of that coming in the district and here in montgomery county. so not a lot they can do now, but they're ready if the conditions should change. we're kind of in a hole right now, but as that hole passes, we'll start to see some precipitation. prudence is the order of the day. >> derek, thank you. >>> road crews around d.c. worked for hours to get ahead of the snow. here's a live look at constitution at 23rd street. yesterday, d-dot announced they would have 200 plows and salt trucks ready to go this morning. the plan, pretreating bridges and overpasses that are prone to icy conditions first. and here's a look in alexandria. that's where they plan to use salt from the brand new salt dome that holds more than 22,000 tons of salt. many workers reported to work at midnight to get ahead of the snow. we'll be keeping you updated all day. >>> now to the latest efforts to avoid the upcoming fiscal cliff. senate law makes smakers say th planning to work through the weekend to come to an agreement. all sides say they're getting closer to a deal. they're trying to avoid a tax hike on all americans as well as deep spending cuts, but the president said the american people are growing tired of what seems to be never ending gridlock and partisan bickering. >> the american people are not going to have any patience for a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. not right now. the economy is growing, but sustaining that trend is going to require elected officials to do their jobs. >> right now the plan is to come to an agreement then send it to the senate for a vote. house would then take a vote, which could take place as late as january 2nd. the president will sit down for an exclusive one on one interview with "meet the press" moderator david gregory. they will discuss the fiscal cliff and other key issues. you can see it here tomorrow at 10:30. >>> we're a little more than 36 hours away from the biggest game of the season for the redskins. the burgundy and gold face off against the cowboys tomorrow night. it's simple. win and you take the nfc east crown. even though we're in redskins country, there are sure to be some divided families tomorrow night. that includes the clark family in capital heights, maryland. half of the family are cowboy fans. half cheer on the skins. mom and dad are heading to the game. dad is hoping to see some upset redskins fans tomorrow night. >> it's nothing like 90,000 just going -- oh, my god. it is beautiful. >> we'll be divorced on sunday. just for sunday though. >> well, as for the little guy in the middle, he might have a cowboys jersey on, but his mom says he roots for the redskins too. in fact, kids at school have taken to calling him rc3. and you can catch up on everything redskins later this morning on "inside the redskins." that starts at 10:30. of course, we're going to have complete coverage of the big game tomorrow, including pregame analysis on news 4 at 6:00. kickoff is tomorrow night at 8:20 on nbc sunday night football. you know, a lot of people will be tuning in for that. >> yeah, rc3, that's a good nickname. >> that's pretty funny. a lot of families in our area, including my own, very divided. go redskins. >>> six minutes after 6:00. coming up, three people forced to escape a burning home, but not all of them will make it out alive. >>> legal action following the connecticut school shooting. why families of the young survivors want to go to court. >>> and we are tracking the winter storm that's headed our way this morning. crews are out treating the roads right now. we have everything you need to know as snow and rain move in. >>> it is 6:09. welcome back. a live look right now outside union station. seeing that wind having its way with that flag right now. we do have some dry conditions in our immediate area, but changes are on the way. veronica will have the snow forecast in a few minutes. >>> this morning, police in virginia are investigating how a man died after his body was found in a van on the side of the road. an officer discovered the vehicle at the intersection chambridge road. homicide investigators were called in because of what they call suspicious circumstances. >>> one person is dead and two others seriously hurt after a fire ripped through a townhouse in prince george's county. flames ripped through the entire home, burning right through the roof. police have not released the name of the victim. two people were taken to the hospital but are expected to survive. this morning, investigators are still figuring out what started that fire. >>> and the time now is ten minutes after 6:00. next, the milestone that shows just how bad violence is right now in one u.s. city. >>> plus, the historic event that changed the record books for gay marriage in this country overnight. >>> it's another new storm for us. we have everything from snow to sleet and rain on tap for today. what might be your neighborhood seeing? >>> a live look at the roads in lorton right now. traffic is already starting to pick up. it's smooth sailing at this point, but you can expect much different driving conditions later this morning as the rain and snow moves in. veronica will have the forecast in a minute. >> it's being called a tragic number. chicago recently reached 500 homicides in the calendar year. the latest was a deadly shooting outside a convenience store. the city's police superintendent says the sad milestone is reflective of gang violence and illegal guns. but residents say it's much simpler than that. >> there's no magic spell that can end it. you know, it's a matter of people and neighborhoods coming together and deciding that it's not going to happen. >> last year the windy city had 435 murders. the last time chicago reached the 500 mark was in 2008. >>> a new york woman is facing multiple federal charges, accused of helping a man kill two firefighters lured to a burning home. authorities say dawn nguyen bought the guns used in the murders. she was william spangler's neighbor. she bought the guns because he wasn't able to because he was a felon. he shot and killed two firefighters and injured three others before killing himself. >>> the first lawsuit has surfaced in connecticut. it's on behalf of one of the survivors. the hartford current reporters an attorney is asking permission to sue the state of connecticut for $100 million. he represents an unidentified 6-year-old student who was not wounded but heard the gunshots and screaming. the attorney claims his young client is now traumatized because the school failed to protect his client. >> there's a whole lot of architectural designs they can use in schools to make it much, much harder to happen. she lost a lot of friends who are killed. she really suffered through the horrors of listening to this. >> the attorney also says several of the girl's friends were killed in that shooting. it's the first reported lawsuit since 20-year-old gunman adam lanza opened fire inside sandy hook elementary in newtown. he killed 20 first graders and six adults. >>> this morning, george h.w. bush's health appears to be improving. he's still in a houston intensive care unit after a persistent fever. sources say the 88-year-old is in good spirits, even singing to the hospital staff. bush has been in the hospital now for more than a month. doctors say they're optimistic about his recovery. >>> if you've ever wanted to go to the presidential inauguration ball hosted by the president, here's your opportunity. the presidential inaugural committee is making a limited number of tickets available to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. the ball is january 21st at the walter e. washington convention center. you just have to sign up at their website. it's 2013pic.org. you can request up to two tickets after $60 a pop. >> hot ticket in town. >> in 2008, i was covering a ball which is not as fun as going to one and enjoying it. talk about the weather. last night we asked people to send in questions. we heard from tania and diane. they're saying, we would like some snow in woodbridge and fredericksburg. is it going to happen? >> fredericksburg, no. probably sleet and rain there. in woodbridge, yes, but switching to rain after a couple hours. it's kind of a bummer storm for a lot of people who really wanted snow out of this one. there's not much going on, even right now, because there's so much dry air, as you'll see on the radar, that's worked into the system. not a big storm for today. just a nuance storm for us. let's head over to the weather wall and check out conditions out there right now. we've got 39 degrees. we have snow falling way to our north and west and rain across southeastern maryland. at 39 degrees with a southeast wind at 6 miles per hour. your windchill reading right at 35 degrees. we're not the only ones being affected by this storm system. look at the winter weather advisories. southern areas of indiana through ohio down through areas of southwestern virginia, the mountains of north carolina, and all the way up toward new york for rhode island, massachusetts, the eastern areas, up across new england. this will be a big storm for them, delivering blizzard conditions as one area of blow pressure strengthens just off the coast. we'll see 1 to 3 inches of snow, those counties shaded in purple. montgomery county, louden county in virginia run on down into areas of warren and around blue ridge. maryland bordering pennsylvania, about 2 to 4 inches of snow. there it could stay on the ground a little longer. slippery conditions for the early part of the day. latter part of the day, as we warm up and we will, i think, by a few degrees. not much. 39 is where we are now. so as that snow comes back into the area, because we did have a few flakes early this morning, a few wet flakes, temperatures will start to drop, and it will support the snow for a while. you're seeing the radar split because of the two areas of low pressure. it's snow mostly up to the north. sleet and rain around the northern neck. then it's snow for winchester, martinsburg. take a look at your future weather here. snow pulls in by 10:00. it all starts to fill in again. then rain starts to take over by the noon hour. your best chance of snow is before noon today. we clear out by 3:00 p.m. as far as the rain ending up to our north. then temperatures will get plenty cold by sunday morning. that means slippery goings for early sunday morning. cold and windy conditions for new year's eve. increasing clouds. i think we'll be dry. that's some good news. around here, less than an inch of snow before switching over to rain. those areas in purple. over toward anapolis and d.c., 1 to 3. today, 32 to 37 degrees. by later this afternoon, it's mostly rain with the winds picking up, 36 to 41 degrees. then the winds, those will pick up late evening. during the overnight period, around 25-mile-per-hour gusts. by morning, it's up to 30. the game tomorrow, oh, too cold for the cowboys. temperatures that will be in the low 30s because that game, of course, is late. here's a quick look at your seven-day forecast. again, precipitation today. from snow to rain. tomorrow, windy and cold. cold, too, most of next week. >> i think definitely they're going to be cold at the game, but they're going to be so fired up. >> that's true. >> it won't matter. it's going to be a nail biter. >> thanks, veronica. >>> the time now is 6:21. coming up, how trying to stay warm in this cold weather put one maryland family in danger overnight. >>> also ahead, why you may never again have to worry about an expiration date or declining value on a gift card. >>> plus, the countdown to 2013 and what most people hope to achieve in the months ahead. >>> we're not the only ones who might be getting some snow this morning. you're looking live at rockefeller center in new york city. the city is getting ready for the huge new year's eve celebration. pretty quiet right now. we'll see if they get some snow. >>> it's the one thing no one wants to kick off 2013, a hangover. but there are some ways you can avoid feeling crummy in the new year. experts say before heading out, eat a hearty meal and drink lots of water. another tip, i didn't know this, eat some asparagus. it's been shown to break down the alcohol in your system faster. if you do wake up the next morning feeling sick, don't follow the old advice of drinking alcohol to help cure the hangover. >> bloody mary is spicy and acidic, two things you don't want when you have a hangover. >> other things to help cure a hangover, bananas, coconut water, and fruit juice. they all help break down the toxins in alcohol and replenish your electrolytes. >>> we're just a few days away from ringing in the new year. it's the time many start making those new year's resolutions. according to a new marist poll, more people are resolving to lose weight in 2013 than anything else. 17% say they want to shed some pounds. it's followed by 13% who pledge to stop smoking and 10% who want to be a better person. if you think no one actually sticks to their new year's resolutions, 59% of adults say they kept their promises at least for the first part of the year. >> yeah, for the first part. that's the key. >> i think the whole idea is for a year resolution. how about you? you have anything you want to resolve? >> no. well, i mean, i want to get a little more fit and gain some weight. >> are you kidding me? >> i'm trying some new things. >> you're a cover photo. you're a cover boy. you don't need to get fit. >>> all right. 6:26. coming up, the historic event that happened just one minute after 12:00 overnight. >>> and the college in our region basing a course next semester around the steamy book "50 shades of grey." >>> and we're tracking the potential for a nasty saturday with some winter weather moving in. veronica has the latest forecast models next. >>> new from overnight, snowplows take to the streets as we get set for another round of winter weather. here we go, everyone. good morning and welcome to news 4 today. i'm richard jordan. >> and i'm angie goff. it is saturday, december 29th. we have that storm system approaching, which could bring our area some snow. meteorologist veronica johnson is watching it all. good morning, vj. >> good morning. i want to stress over and over this is not going to be a big storm for us. most of us are not going to be doing much shoveling at all today, but we will be seeing snow in some parts of our area. there is a chance of light snow until noontime today. mainly d.c. areas north and west. the precipitation should be ending around 3:00 p.m. today. you can see two areas of precipitation. one rain, pulling up through eastern south carolina, southeastern virginia, and up into delaware. another area is mostly snow coming through west virginia and up into pennsylvania. these two areas of low pressure eventually coming together. there's a lot of dry air over our immediate area now. i think over the next two hours or so, we're going to see more precipitation filling in and us moistening up, if you will. there will be a chance to get some precipitation in here. leonardtown, just out is of there, a little bit of rain, a little bit of sleet. then snow for martinsburg, hagerstown and areas north. winchester there. i-81, it's mostly snow. 39 degrees our current temperature. air temps really helping that sleet that was falling across southern maryland. got reports of it just melting as it was falling. that is going to be the big issue today, trying to overcome the milder air that we have. we're going to cool down a bit too as we see the snow come into the area. then by the time we get to 3:00 p again, all ending. our best chance of snow, guys, before lunchtime today. there you go. a little bit of shoveling. >> all right. thank, veronica. >>> the winter storm is expected to affect mostly the north and west parts of our area. our derekward is in bethesda with a look at how things are looking right now. >> reporter: good morning. as we heard from veronica, it's mainly going to be an event that's going to be felt on the roads. if you take a look behind me, this sort of says it all. crews have been out at the ready. i've seen some trucks out treating the roadways. right now, temperatures here seem to be above freezing, so you're not going to have much of an issue. obviously, there's nothing falling. that doesn't create a system or a purpose for them to go out on the roads. but they are ready. if you do happen to go out, that's what you should look for, especially before the sun comes up, as temperature may drop again. we understand they are going to rise. again, just a matter of being careful and driving. you know, that's adequate for whatever conditions you encounter once you get out on the road. places north and west of us may see heavier precipitation than those close? but just be aware of what's on the roads. these crews are out here to help you so if any precipitation does fall, it will be treated. we're live in montgomery county. now back to you. >> all right. thank you, derek ward, keeping us updated from bethesda. >>> the impending winter weather has many hitting up their local hardware stores for supplies. shovels, rock salt, and deicing fluid were flying off the shelf. people were making sure they were stocked up for the winter, even if nothing hits the ground. >> what do you anticipate with the weather? >> not much, really. i mean, they're saying 1 to 2. they're also saying possibly up to h4 inches. that's what i'm worried about. >> possibly? >> yeah, possibly. just to be prepared. >> possibly. some customers said they were getting the rock salt not for their driveways but to actually weigh down their cars so they don't slide on any snow or ice. >>> in virginia, people in louden county are preparing for the third snow event they've gotten just this week. many people are off from work for the holiday and found themselves in hardware and grocery stores stocking up on essentials like salt, ice scrapers, shovels, as well as enough food for a couple of days. >>> a harsh reminder about the dangers of using kerosene heaters durk the cold winter months. a woman until northeast maryland was refilling a kerosene heater when it sparked a fire, giving her second-degree burns and sending flames throughout her home. it took 40 firefighters almost an hour to put it out, but the home is considered a total loss. another person and a dog escaped without injury. >>> the other big story in our area, the looming fiscal cliff. in the past 24 hours, there's been newfound optimism that democrats and republicans could come to a deal before december 31st. president obama met with house and senate leaders yesterday. lawmakers are hoping for a deal to help avoid tax increases for everyone as well as massive spending cuts in defense and other areas. if a deal can be reached, the senate would vote on it first and then it would head to the house. the latest the house would vote on a possible deal is january 2nd. the final full day before a new congress takes office. the house is set to return to work tomorrow night, however. speaker john boehner told fellow representatives there would be a session at 6:30 tomorrow night. he said he hopes to have a senate bill in his hand by then that they can vote on. and be sure to tune in tomorrow morning for "meet the press." david gregory will sit down with an exclusive interview with president obama. you can see "meet the press" here on nbc 4. the show starts at 10:30. >>> new this morning, many same-sex couples in the state of maine can now say they're married. that state began allowing same-sex marriages at 12:01 this morning. many places throughout the state stayed open into the night to accommodate couples who just didn't want to wait any longer. voters in the state as well as washington state and maryland approved gay marriage in november. maryland's law goes into effect tuesday. >>> time right now is 6:35. next on news 4 today, the first amendment versus the second amendment. the strong opposition facing off at a gun show in virginia this weekend. >>> plus, rg3 and the redskins take on those cowboys tomorrow. what the star quarterback has to say about his nerves ahead of the big game. >>> and winter weather is arriving to start off the weekend. we'll tell you where you'll see snow, who's going to get rain. it's all coming up next. >>> welcome back now at 6:39. a live look over at national harbor pointing toward the river. things are calm and quiet right now. we are in for a nuance storm, as it's being called. nasty weather moving in. veronica will have the snow forecast in just a few minutes. >>> twice in the same month someone died in new york city after being pushed in front of an oncoming subway train. in the latest bizarre case, people a police are looking for a woman who pushed an unsuspecting man to his death. >> reporter: a heavy set woman around 5'5" with brown or blond hair last seen wearing a blue, white, or grey ski jacket who is thought to be behind a brutal crime. over the loud speakers for everyone to hear, this sfran the nypd's detective bureau drove slowly around the subway entrance hoping to find the suspect. >> i'm praying, but i'm -- >> reporter: he was driving his cab near the subway station near the time emergency vehicles were rushing to the victim's aid. >> the bullies and ambulance, firefighters -- it's going fast, fast, fast. but that time, i didn't know nothing. >> reporter: he was a native of calcutta and commuted back and forth to the printing company he recently helped open. authorities believe the woman seen running on this security video pushed him off the platform video while his back was turned to the track, right into the path of an oncoming train. >> i would never forget the sounds of that. we talked about it all night. we stayed up watching the detectives and everything. >> reporter: this latest incident has once again shaken commuters, still shocked by the fatal subway push that happened just weeks ago at the 49th street station in manhattan. as for a motive, authorities aren't sure. witnesses don't report seeing the victim and the suspect arguing or even talking any time before this incident. >>> the "today" show is next. >> let's get a preview of what they're working on. erica hill is joining us live from new york. good morning. >> hey, good morning. coming up on a saturday morning on "today," we're going to have much more on that snowstorm making its way up the east coast this morning. could snarl traffic on the roads, but also in the skies for millions of travelers this holiday weekend. we'll be keeping you up to date on that. >>> also, washington lawmakers racing against time to come up with a deal to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. this morning, we are life in washington. we'll also look at what this means for you and your paychecks. some hard numbers here on what it could cost you if no deal is reached. >>> also ahead, a college student gets a restraining order against her own parents. wait until you hear what drove her to it. >>> and if you have a gift for the holidays that isn't what you were hoping for, we'll show you what happens to many of those unwanted gifts and how they're sold at deep discounts. all that, plus a look back at 25 years of weekend "today" when we get started on a saturday morning right here. have a great day. >> thanks, erica. you too. i can't return my gift from angie. it's personalized. >> i personalized it so he couldn't re-gift. >> smart. >> thanks, erica. >>> today a crowd of enthusiasts are expected at the annual nation's gun show. yesterday, the show was packed with gun owners looking to buy firearms worried about a possible ban on assault weapons. protesters are headed out too. >> we wear pink. >> joan plans to bring her pink coat to the gun show. these pictures are from the show's website of a previous show's display, but she's not going to check out the guns and ammunition. she says she will protest against what she calls loose rules when buying and seling firearms. >> the energy is really surprising. >> she works with code pink, the group primarily made up of women, advocates for social justice. code pink received widespread recognition when two supporters dramatically interrupted last week's nra news conference. but the tactics for the gun show demonstration will be different, focused more on dialogue. either way, there will be a huge audience. >> these shows have been jammed. we're expecting that one to be just maybe set records. the gun shows have been getting cleaned out of ammunition and guns. >> the connecticut school shooting and talk of stricter gun control is partly why the show will be packed. the suggestion by some gun lobbyists to increase the number of armed guards in public schools is drawing the opposition. >> we don't want to every time we turn around have -- like when you're in union station and come down the escalator and there's a few police there with guns slung over and the -- i hate that. >> but gun advocates say the protests planned won't accomplish much. >> i don't know what they're protesting other than just to protest. they might need to -- maybe they should be protesting somewhere else and talking about mental health. >> the nation's gun show runs through tomorrow. protesters say they plan to be there until the end, weather permitting. >>> people in canada are digging out this morning after a major winter storm. the toronto area got around 4 to 8 inches. the storm then moved east and slammed ottawa and montreal. not only did the snow cause problems on the roads, but it also delayed or canceled dozens of flights in that area. >>> today, people in the air re can get their first dose of skiing. liberty mountain resort opens its doors to skiers and snowboarders for the first time this season. we have a live look at the resort's web cam as they prepare to get the skiing season underway. limited terrain opens to the public at 8:00 a.m. round top is also set to open this morning. white tail and wisp are already open to skiers. >> ski lovers are ready for this. >> and snowboarders. >> some people not ready for it though. we heard from a viewer. she said, i'm walking my doggy, snowing a tiny bit in frederick, maryland. doggy needs to hurry up so we can get inside. >> we can relate. it's like, let's go, let's go. i stand in the garage and make the leash really long. i'm fine. so for people who sleep too late today, they could miss the snow entirely. we're expecting the snow prior to about noon today. it'll be, i think, cold enough in areas to our north. you heard frederick, maryland, already getting light snow. kind of the big, wet flakes, if you will. let's head outside, see what's going on. we have cloud cover and dry conditions over d.c. dry conditions over much of the area right now. we've been talking about this for days, how this is really two areas of low pressure we're dealing with. it's the one area of low pressure to our west that will be delivering most of our precipitation today. where it will be the snowiest is right here, those counties shaded in purple. we could see 1 to 2 inches of snowfall in howard county. montgomery county, louden county, you could see around 1 to 2 inches of snowfall. off to the west in the blueridge, with more in the 2 to 4 inch range. all right. rain down to the south and east of d.c. for today. it's 39 degrees right now in d.c. windchill reading at . not too bad. tomorrow, much lower windchill readings because it is going to get gusty behind this system. 36 in leesburg. annapolis, you're at 40 degrees. the locations just north running at about 32 to 34 degrees. the road temperatures run a degree or two lower. it could get a little slick when this moves in. that's that secondary area of low pressure. frederick and hagerstown is wet with snow. we have had reports of sleet mixing in with the rain. across the northern neck in southern maryland, that's from the area of low pressure that's just going to graze us. that's going to become the main low, delivering blizzard conditions to areas of northeastern new england, around boston, and around rhode island. hagerstown, frederick, martinsburg all getting the snow. that's why you're seeing the white on the radar. what we'll be seeing today is the area west coming east. by 8:00 a.m. this morning, it's gaithersburg, areas around fa fairfax probably seeing a mixture of rain and snow. by 10:00 a.m. this morning, the rain starts to take over. again, you could miss it if you sleep too late. snow chances before noontime today. it's out of here by 3:00 and 4:00, the precipitation. we clear out. skies will start to clear. winds will start to pick up. as temperatures drop early sunday morning, it gets a little slippery on those areas north that will pick up the snow. then we're cold and windy again for sunday with sunshine. for monday, increasing clouds for your new year's eve. at the stroke of midnight, i think for the most part we're going to be dry. there may be a few early scattered rain showers coming in to the area. we could see some snow showers on new year's day, the latter part of the day. here is your forecast. 2 to 3 inches of snow in frederick, westminister. mostly rain around d.c. for this afternoon, 36 to 41 degrees. let's look at your evening forecast. clearing, cold, and turning very windy as you check out the four-day forecast here. for the redskins game tomorrow, 39 degrees, sunshine, windy, and cold by the time the game starts, which will be around 8:00 or so. just after 8:00. temperatures will be down around 32 degrees and then dropping. make sure you bundle up if you are going to be headed to the game. wednesday, thursday, friday of next week your high around 36 to 40 degrees. that's what's going on right now. if you guys see any weather taking place, make sure you send in your pictures. >> or you could tweet us. >> there you go. >> thank, veronica. >>> well, billions of dollars in emergency funds could be on the way to victims of hurricane sandy. the senate approved yesterday an emergency spending package worth more than $60 billion. it may not fare as well in the house where gop leaders favor a smaller package, at least for now. the storm was the most costly snatch ral disaster since hurricane katrina in 2005. >> the clock is ticking toward a deadline for a free foreclosure review. monday is the deadline to ask for a free review if your home was in foreclosure in 2009 or 2010. millions are eligible, but fewer than 400,000 have requested one. the review stems have a settlement. homeowners may have ignored the letters because they resemble ones sent by scammers. >>> if you got a gift card as a gift this year, you probably know some of them have fees and deadlines. one lawmaker wants to change all that. connecticut senator is proposing a gift card consumer protection act. the law would ban service and inactivity fees and prohibit expiration dates. of course, it's great for consumers, but not for companies that issue those gift cards. an industry representative says the proposed changes could mean the end for some gift card programs. >>> another weekend of light track work on metro for the holidays. green line trains will be single track between greenbelt and college park. sunday night, metro will be open an extra hour so fans can get home from the redskins game. also, sunday right red line trains will single track between friendship heights and medical center. on new year's eve, the tracks will close at 2:00 a.m. >>> coming up on news 4 today, the new developments we could see today that could help bring that long nhl lockout to an end. >>> plus, a steamy topic for college students next semester. the school in our area that created an entire course on "50 shades of grey." >>> and another round of winter weather rolling in. what's ahead for us today. plus, another system headed our way next week. all that coming up. hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> the book "50 shades of grey" has become a cultural phenomenon, selling millions of copies around the world. now college students will be able to talk about the book and get credit for it. next semester, american university will offer a course about the trilogy. the book will be used to discuss issues of domestic violence and sexuality as well as how social media is used in promoting successful novels. if you're interested in the class, sorry, too late. it's already full. there's a waiting list. >> a lot of interesting conversations, discussions to come out of that one. >>> well, the nhl lockout could soon be over. the league and players union are expected to talk via conference call today in hopes of saving the season. the league reportedly made changes to its offer to the players, and the two sides will meet again tomorrow. in fact, there's so much optimism about this latest proposal, there's talk that the regular season could start as early as january 19th. the league already canceled more than half the season, but would change the schedule to allow at least a 48-game season. a lot of fans waiting a long time for this. >>> and moving from the ice to the gridiron, rg3 picks up another award and the wizards go for two wins in a row tonight. >> here's this morning's "sports minute." >> good saturday morning, everyone. your sports minute starts with the biggest game d.c. has seen in quite some time. tomorrow night, the cowboys visit fedex field with the nfc east crown on the line. this week, robert griffin iii has been racking up the awards. he was voted to his first pro bowl, and yesterday he picked up his seventh rookie of the week award this season. with the cowboys waiting on deck, rg3 and this team know they can't slow down now. >> it's for all the marbles, whatever you want to say, but don't go out and play scared. you have to play like you have nothing to lose, which is what we've done the past six weeks. ic -- i think we'll continue to do that. >> the game will be here on nbc 4. we have you covered before the game, during the game, and after the contest, starting with our pregame show. redskins showdown, then redskins final after the ball game. >>> we're going bowling. russell athletic bowl, virginia tech taking on rutgers. fourth quarter, logan thomas connects with cory fuller for a 21-yard touchdown. we're tied at ten and headed to overtime. in ot, a 22-yard field goal attempt. it's good. hokies avoid their first losing season. >>> over to the hardwood. magic, wizards. jordan crawford, he led all scorers with 27 points. nene added 23. wizards win it 105-97. snaps their eight-game losing skid. that was your "sports minute." have a great saturday. >>> the big redskins game tomorrow night has caused some problems, at least in one maryland family. meet the clark family. half are redskins fans, half are cowboys fans. mom and dad, who root for different teams, are heading to the game tomorrow. mom joked that they are getting a short divorce, just for the day. the little guy in the middle, he's going to be wearing some cowboys colors, but his mom says he does root for the redskins. he looks rg3. his name is reginald clark iii, but his friends call him rc3. they say this is not a bitter rivalry. it's all fun. >> i'm sure it's going to get loud in that house. >> yeah, until tomorrow night. >> let's get a final check of the forecast now. >> we're talking about folks sending in their pictures. a lot of different ways to do it. one is weather@nbcwashington.com. this is one from the other day. this albino deer will be able to blend in today. that is an airplarea that will getting snow
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school. he wasn't working there. he wasn't volunteering there. he had no interaction with the school. at this time period of his life. is the way lieutenant vance put it. so that does add to the mystery that continues to hang over this as to why. why he made this attack. we also have spoken to more friends and family members whoft lanza family today who have reiterated there was no indication of any violence in his background. he was clearly a troubled young man. his mother nancy lanza described him as welcome a recklous. had no regular job. trying to find hip internships to get him out of the house. no indication of violence. one of those friends told us that he was a vegan who has a moral objection to killing animals that -- to eat. so, all that adds yet further mystery to what possibly would have motivated him to do what he did. >> michael, also in this investigation, people have been hoping to hear or learn more about adam lanza through a digital footprint. these days, people have facebook pages, on twitter. destruction the computers in the home may impact what is uncovered in that respect. >> reporter: exactly. so far, by the way, we have found no indication of that facebook, social media presence. nobody's found any online postings that he might have made. but as you mentioned, tamron, investigators are saying that the computer at the home was damaged. the hard drive was removed before the attacks so that's making it very hard for them to piece together what was going on in his life at the time. now, lieutenant vance made it clear that the investigation is ongoing. he does say that they have acquired significant evidence at the house but he hasn't outlined what it is and so far he did make the point that by the way we are months away from getting a final report from the state police as to what happened here. >> all right. michael, thank you very much. newtown schools are expected to resume class tomorrow but a date is not set for the children of sandy hook. when they'll return and go to a vacant school in a neighboring town. last night, the president assured the kids and their families they are not alone in their grief. >> all across this land of ours, we have wept with you. we have pulled our children tight. >> nbc's craig melvin joins us live from newtown. craig, there were 800 people in the high school gymnasium. many others outside and many more gathered to say good-bye to no yeah and jack in the services planned for tuesday for at least four other children. >> reporter: tamron, that's right. you mentioned no yeah posner. that funeral at 1:00 today. jack pointo, that funeral set for today. no yeah posner's twin sister survived. we're told jack was a huge new york giants, specifically of victor cruz. yesterday, cruz, the giants star receiver, he had his name on his gloves, he had his name on the cleats, as well and talk that jack pinto might be buried in the number 80 jersey. meanwhile, this morning, moving trucks were there at the elementary school. a number of moving trucks and we're told they're there to remove the furn which you are and some of the other belongings inside the school and take it from sandy elementary school to chalk hill middle which is a middle school in a nearby town here in connecticut that's vacant. officials are not saying when students will return to class but when they do, they will be going to class at the middle school. meanwhile, these vigils continue to pop up. these makeshift memorials continue to pop up all over this tiny new england town. there's one that's the most famous here in town at the fire station. the fire station where, of course, on friday the scene of so much grief, of so much sadness where all of the parents went to find out whether their little boy or little girl was alive or dead. that has become since then a makeshift memorial. 26 christmas trees there, balloons and ted by bears and flowers, as well. that's the very latest with regards to the community here in newtown, connecticut. >> thank you. in his emotional remarks, the president asked if we're not, quote, truly doing enough to give all the children of this country the chance they deserve to live out happiness and with purpose and for the first time in a generation we are seeing a call for reasonable gun control legislation. a new "the washington post"/abc news poll finds 54% now favor stricter gun control laws, that's a five-year high, by the way. it is also the point the president made with his call to have action now. >> since i've been president, this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. fourth time we have hugged survivors. the fourth time we have consoled the families of victims. we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. we will be told that the causes of such violence are complexed and that is true. no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or present every senseless act of violence in our society. but that can't be an excuse for inaction. surely we can do better than this. >> that moment is what the "washington post" is calling president obama's enough is enough speech. joining me now, now by the way a consultant to mayors against illegal guns. thank you for joining us. >> thank you, tamron. >> our article is why we wanted you on as a guest here. you said the only thing i experienced similar to this moment was the oklahoma city bombing where another american killed scores of people and you referred to this and used the word change. the word from the president yesterday, as well. as in stark terms a game changer for this country. >> yeah. that was my emotional reaction as a first responder at oklahoma city when i arrived on that scene, a scene 19 children were also killed by another evil american, that things had to change. that this could not be allowed again and similar feelings after 9/11 and i have absolute confidence our government when forced to change will take significant action. after oklahoma city, i was able to tell my children that it was safe for their dad to work in a federal building and after 9/11 i was able to tell my children that it would be safe to fly on a plane. and i think today there are specific things that can be done to make kids safe in school and they involve changes to gun law. >> what would be the first significant change you would like to see? i have a gut check question, would they support an assault on the assault weapons. what would be the first immediate change? >> the first immediate change would be the one that 80% of persons already want, and that is, if you buy a gun, you should have a background check. currently 40% of firearm transactions in america happen without a background check. so what that means is in a state like virginia, it's easier for a 20-year-old like our shooter to go and buy a glock than it is a beer. >> but we have talked so much about the loopholes and the gun show loopholes. mayor michael bloomberg in new york stood on the tallest mountains that he can to scream to the world that these things exist. i lived in chicago for ten years. mayor daly at the time stood in front of podiums saying to the country that these loopholes exist. is this really news to people that someone can skirt around the procedure and easily acquire these assault weapons in this country? >> i think it is news. >> why then is that news? >> i think it is news because for 25 years i talked to common, every day americans and they didn't understand this to be a fact. today what happened that was different this weekend is clergy members, we have teachers, we have moms, we have law enforcement, we have people in the media really listening to what's going on in their country and i think they're hearing what's going on and that's the sensible, easy things that respect constitutional rights can be done and confident that mayors of illegal gun we can help make sure that the action to be taken is meaningful. >> i want to point out a recent trend as it's described expanding gun rights, not contracting and coming up with reasonable compromise. just the day before the shooting in newtown, lawmakers in michigan passed a bill to allow people to carry concealed weapons in churches and in ohio, cars in guns at the state house and in florida, soon issuing their millionth concealed weapon and firearms license. just today, david, in michigan, republican governor rick snyder's pledged to take a closer look at the measure that would allow concealed weapons in schools and churches and reacting to the news not to what many probably assume from the start would be common sense of why would you need a gun in a school? a concealed gun. >> i understand the frustration you're saying. what the good news is that organizations like mayors against illegal guns are in the fight. and in michigan, in particular, the nra had wanted to make sure that the permit system in michigan was abolished for buying handguns and so i think that things are being done. remember, all of these actions happened prior to friday and what happened in newtown. i am telling you that i am absolutely hopeful and i think things are different. i hear that in the news. >> you bring up the nra. let's play what michael bloomberg. >> nra's number one objective this time was to defeat barack obama for a second term. last time i checked the election results he won and won comfortably. this myth that the nra can destroy political careers is just not true. we won four out of seven -- four out of seven where the nra supported every one of the four and we won with a small amount of money. there is this myth that the nra is so powerful, you go back to what happened back when the democrats lost after the assault weapons ban. i don't know that the two are connected then but today the nra's power is so vastly overrated. the public when you do the polls, they want to stop this carnage. >> and david, today democratic senator lifelong member of the nra joe manchin of west virginia said there needs to be a change. is there a myth around the power of the nra? >> i think there's a huge myth. republican pollsters have polled nra members in 75% of them believe in background checks so to me there's plenty of people with common sense who understand that there are changes like background checks and making sure that the system has all the records in it. it's something that can be done easily and needs to be done now. yesterday two law enforcements in kansas were killed. 34 more people will be killed. we need to act quickly and i feel things changed and we are going to take meaningful action. >> thank you very much, david chipman, for your time. you are with mayors against illegal guns. a consultant to that organization. thank you. >> thank you. >>> still ahead, coping with tragedy. chief pastor of the potter house bishop. thed. jakes will discuss the role of faith. we so many different people joining the president yesterday. what is the road ahead for all of us, the struggle to understand the evil that played out friday. >>> staggering statistics. take to listen to this number. more than 100,000 children killed by gun violence over the last 3 decades. nearly 1.5 million americans total, more than any foreign war zone. we'll talk with a huffington post blogger saying this is no longer an inner city problem that politicians can ignore. >> i can tell you that he is going to have a bill to lead on because it's a first day bill, i'm going to introduce in the senate and the same bill will be introduced in the house. a bill to ban assault weapons. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. we create easy-to-use, powerful trading tools for all. look at these streaming charts! they're totally customizable and they let you visualize what might happen next. 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for politicians to make calls for action in the hours after a tragedy. it's for them to follow through with it weeks or months later. our msnbc in the last hour on msnbc in the last hour senator feinstein said she called the white house this morning to speak with the president about immediate action to support legislation she plans to introduce on the first day of the new congress. >> it will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession, not retroactively, but perspectively and ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than ten bullets. i think america is ready. they're going to have an opportunity with this bill. >> will the president speak out on it in favor, do you believe? >> i believe he will. >> let's bring in the plitd call panel. nia-malika henderson and keith boykin. let's play what jay carney said in the last hour. >> no single piece of legislation, no single action will fully address the problem. so, i don't have a specific agenda to announce to you today. >> keith, you're a democrat. there are people within your party pressuring the president. dianne feinstein on the phone today. is that enough? why not go after the ban, the legislation? mrs. feinstein said she will have have ready the beginning of the next session. >> it is not enough, you're right. but it is also true no single act will be able to resolve or eliminate the possible tragedies happening in the future. we need a closing gun show loophole. we need better background checks and we limit or restrict high-capacity magazine clips. we need to do more gun control and i think the public is willing to take that step. now, you saw the poll that they mentioned earlier, 54%. and almost member of the democratic party supports that and really not a lot of political liability for focusing on this issue right now. and it's a lot of fear keeping democrats from doing this. i worked in the clinton administration. after clinton did the assault weapons ban, people thought democrats should never focus on this issue. guess what, democrats. we dropped the ball. we didn't push on this issue so busy trying to get a president-elected and we let go of one of the fundamental issues. >> how much of it is that you have people who associate the party with liberals, folks in the northeast that don't come from places where there's a gun culture. i'm from texas. you don't have to tell me the culture of the gun. my dad was in the army. i have seen my share of guns in homes. but when you have a joe manchin, lifelong member of the nra, let's play what he said and does that lend credibility and dismiss the argument of you liberals in the northeast, you don't get us? let me play what he said this morning. >> anybody, anybody that lives in america, anybody that's a proud gun owner, a proud member of the nra, they're also proud parents, proud grandparents. they understand this has changed where we go from here. not to have a responsible dialogue and have everybody at the table, not just the people you think that would support this. i'm a lifetime member. and i'm willing to sit down and ask all of my colleagues to sit down. >> and i ask that because on "meet the press" david gregory noted 31 pro-gun advocates and all declined and this morning, you have joe manchin coming out and i guess showing what some would call courage. >> yeah. not only joe manchin but joe car borough coming out for this. >> joe scarborough but people who are voting. >> you're right. there's a trend. rupert murdoch saying he supports the gun control, too. americans have to tstop waiting for the politicians to lead. same thing with the grover norquist pledge and this nra fear. politicians are elected to do a job. they're not elected to get re-elected every two or four or eight years or six years. they're elected to do a job and if you lose because you do your job, then let it be. stand up for what is right. >> then that brings me to the president. obviously, enough is enough moment. i believe that's what "the washington post" called it. our first read team says that obama raised expectations k. they deliver? >> that's a good question. it's going to be up to as much as republicans but democrats, as well. think about kay hagan in north carolina, up for re-election soon. can she come out for such legislation? somebody like harry reid, who in the last election a lot of his supporters were courting the nra endorsement and nra donated to harry reid's come pain and there are a lot of democrats in the red states who might have to take some political risk here and coming out for some of this legislation in terms of gun control. >> and persuasive in saying we are not taking your guns. we are coming up with reasonable legislation. does a person need a weapon in their home that's used in iraq and afghanistan? but i want to play -- we talk about reasonable. what some people might see in unreasonable, the battle on the other side. let's play what texas congressman had to say, his reaction to all of this. >> i wish to god she had had an m-4 in her office locked up so when she heard gun fire, she pulls it out and didn't have to lunge heroically with nothing in the hands and takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids. >> the congressman sounds as if he's writing a script for a movie, that -- and you have people, of course, who say schools are quote/unquote soft targets. does it take a senator manchin, again, a lifelong member of the nra to bring in to the fold if you will, in a conversation of reasonable gun control to bring in someone like gomert or just not possible? >> i think we're at the beginning of a conversation that's going to happen. >> but we are at the beginning. the president noted this is the fourth time. he's addressed this country. we are not. we are at the beginning of this investigation with this tragedy that happened 60 miles from here. but we're not at the beginning. we are at the beginning, the kids gunned down in chicago. i get what you mean but this isn't the beginning. >> i do think that this episode was so traumatic and jarring, those other episodes, you did hear people come out and say, well, now's not the time to talk about gun control. at this point, i do think we have the president in that speech very moving but also in some ways a political speech and he did talk about using the weight of his presidency to affect some change around the country, around gun control, around the culture of violence that exists in this country. you have to figure out what sort of horses you have in the senate and you have in the house. and what sort of stomach the folks across the party line haves to actually get something done and then is there a broader conversation to happen around mental health, around the culture and violence of video games. i sort of made the allusion again to the 16th street church bombing back in the '60s and how that seeing those kids at the center of such a violence episode, so traumatic that that was a turning point and you feel like this might be it. >> read those names of kids, charlotte and benjamin, it's just so searing and traumatic. >> a quick point. adam lanza's mother had weapons in her house and yet they were used against her to kill her. and a lot of times people think they can use the weapons to save themselves and then turned against them. it's time for americans to understand we are not trying to take away everyone's guns. i'm from a place that people had guns. my mom is from texas. she has two or three guns. let's stop the nonsense of the left and right and do what's right for america. >> thank you. always awesome to talk with you. i love your perspective and insight. thank you. >> thank you. >>> still ahead, pastor. thed. jakes how to cope and explain the violence and when you ask the question, why, god, do you allow these things to happen? we'll find out what pastor jakes says. >>> the obama administration said that the president is ready to address 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short i'm toog, a streddy stream of relatives and friends pouring out of an emotional ceremony. we spoke to a rabbi who visited and attended the ceremony today. he said it was full of poignant moments about the little boy, full of emotion and even little noah's mom spoke and one of the things she said up there and she gathered strength, she called her son her little man so we're hearing a little bit more about these little personalities, these wonderful personalities, little that with a was described by the uncle a few days ago as someone who was very gentle but also rambunctious, of course, and never skipped a beat. of course, little noah had a twin sister who was in a separate class and survived that attack and an older sister, 8-year-old sophia and another funeral in newtown, of course, with little jack pinto, 6 years old, a classmate of noah's. the second funeral that is taking place today and he was, of course, very interested in sports. great photograph released showing him beaming as he was in the little uniform and he was also a big football fan, as well. and certainly he was a big giants fan of victor cruz who honored him last night. tamron? >> thank you, michelle, for the update. >>> the debate over the federal assault weapons ban is the subject of our gut check. a lot of you tweeted us. how you can weigh in on this topic, specifically where you can go. and just moments ago, white house spokesman jay carney said the president will have a plan in the coming weeks to address the gun violence that shattered yet another community. >> the president of the united states who upon meeting with pat and i just a little while ago said that the most difficult day of his presidency was friday when he heard the news of that which had befallen this community. progressive direct and other car insurance companies? yes. but you're progressive, and they're them. yes. but they're here. yes. are you...? there? yes. no. are you them? i'm me. but those rates are for... 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referred to this as a complex problem needing complex solutions and said no single piece of legislation and one policy to handle this. he was peppered with questions, among other things asking specifically what the president meant when he said he would use all of the power of his office to try to effect change referring to the epidemic of gun violence in the country and no specific proposal he brought forth or timeline going forward. i heard your conversation with the guests in the last 15 minutes or so and i said what the the president say to americans right now asking the question today, why did it take until now for the president to take sincere action? as you noted, he's been to four communities now from colorado and arizona, ft. hood, texas, and now connecticut to console families in the wake of mass members and jay carney essentially said that's what they're focused on right now is doing more, going forward. it's obviously a lot of pressure being put on this president by a lot of gun control advocates and still remains to be seen exactly what action we will see in the days and weeks ahead. >> you talk about that pressure, peter. i want to play what mayor bloomberg said about the timeline in his estimation there's no time to waste. >> the president spoke out visibly on gun violence after the mass shooting years ago. yet, since those shootings happened, more than 24,100 americans have been murdered with guns. that's right. in two years, 24,100 more americans murdered in guns. had we done something now, a vast number of those would be alive today. and their families wouldn't have been torn asunder. >> senator dianne feinstein said she made a call to the president and the white house, peter, as you well know. talk me to about the pressure. reminds me of the same-sex marriage debate when joe biden kind of sum stblstumbled in to the president in a position to say where stood and what legislation or what moves he would like to see in this country. very different topics, obviously. but in a sense, this latest incident does put the president in words from bloomberg and others in a position where he has to take a stand. >> reporter: yeah. very different topics, but obviously, still personal impact on the president. tamron, as we saw the president wiping away tears from the eyes on friday, and the press briefing room, a short distance away from here, it was obvious the impact of this murder spree was different than past killings that we have unfortunately had to cover over the course of the last several years. the real question is how much political capital is the president willing to spend on the battle. the nra which is effectively muted in the course of this conversation is they want all the information out before they join the debate, 13especificall. the nra is a forceful power here. mayor bloomberg said yesterday speaking to david gregory "on meet the press" he believes the power of the gun lobby is vastly overrated but enough to deter movement on this issue for the past many years. >> yes. peter, thank you very much. greatly appreciate you updating us from the white house. >>> and the brady campaign to prevent gun violence says since 1970, 1.4 million americans violently killed with firearms. that is more than all u.s. service men and women killed in all foreign wars combined. it is also a stat that chairman of the stop handgun violence quoted in the huffington post blog titled "enough dead children from gun violence." and joins me now live. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> let's ask for your reaction of the nra silent except waiting to get more information on the investigation. >> well, the nra has virtually owned the republican party and they have intimidated the democrats in to submission. so, you know, they're just going to lay in the weeds. they already know they control congress. and as a result, 83 more people will die today and every day. i mean, just since the massacre in newtown 240 more americans died. average 83 a day and 8 kids. that's another 24 kids. so basically, another classroom has been emptied by gun fire just since the newtown massacre. >> let's read something saying in part it is easy and in moments of desprar such as friday understandable to scream more to gun control, more to the morass of airport-style security that is spreading its way across the institutions. more to the diagnosis and the institutionalization of the mentally ill but it's much harder to write the laws to guarantee adam lanza could never find a gun or enter a school by force and go without supervision he might have needed. you said it's another horrific -- not this specific comment but mental illness, video games, violent movies and the evils in the society. you specifically refer to this in your piece. >> yes. and it's interesting that you bring up airport security. i mean, we lost 3,000 americans on 9/11. we lose 3,000 children to gun violence every year. we lose 3,000 americans to gun violence every month. and there's no background check requirement. there is no ban on military-style weapons. you can buy them in -- well, roughly 33 states and thousands of gun shows. just like the weapon this kid used on friday. a bushmaster with a high-capacity ammunition clip designed for maximum soft body tissue damage. now, we've always had mentally ill people, and evil in our society. we have never, except for the last few decades, thanks to the nra and a spineless congress, we have never armed mentally ill people with military-style weapons and easily concealed handguns without an i.d. or background check requirement. >> what do you say to those who will watch this and believe that liberals are folks in the northeast just want to finally get their hands on their guns, to violate the 2nd amendment rights that you are clamoring and have been waiting for a moment like this? >> oh, it's ridiculous. i'm a gun owner. i'm a strong believer in the 2nd amendment. i go to a gun store to buy a gun. they have to run a background check. i can pass a background check. congress says it's perfectly fine for criminals, the mentally ill and al qaeda and hezbollah proven to come to the u.s. to buy guns at gun shows, pawnshops, flea markets and out of backpacks and car trunks without a background check or i.d. requirement. our national gun policy as dictated by the nra and allowed by our shameless congress is to allow unprestricted access to all firearms without an i.d. or a background check unless you're stupid enough to go to a gun store. and why would you if you can't pass a background check when it's legal? 40% to 50% of guns sold in this country every year by private dealers with no i.d. or background check. >> we would love to have you back on to continue the conversation in the aspect of the fact the guns used in connecticut legally purchased and invite you back on and able to come back tomorrow. thank you, john. >> oh, any time. >> absolutely. >>> up next, pastor t.d. jakes to answer those questions. 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[ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. >>> president obama quoted scripture at last night's memorial in newtown, connecticut, while trying to comfort the victims, their families and the nation. and bishop t.d. jakes joins me now, minister of potter house of dallas. bishop, thank you for joining us. as i mentioned, the president referred to the bible and the mention of children and people from all religious affiliations at that memorial yesterday. and you and i know the common question that people ask in these times which is simply, why? what do you tell your members and those that called you? >> tamron, that is a very common question. and it is a very complex question. i think it's very question we should avoid when our souls have been traumatized to the degree it has. i'm not sure our finite minds embrace the plan and wisdom of god and to really try to quantify exactly why such things happen, the only thing that i share with our congregation that's very important to understand, god has given us a human will, a free will which we enjoy with arts and drama and science and all the things we're able to explore. he gave us that free will and then gave us an added influence of a marshall that we call conscious and when the brain works appropriately, we don't have a problem. when someone's brain does not work appropriately, that free will can be devastating and we owe it upon ourselves to look out for those mentally, motionally or psychologically disturbed and get the help they need before they go to this type of violence. >> absolutely. and we have talked about what type of weapons to ban and what legislation can be put forth. but you discussed those who are mentally ill and suffering, if you will, and with their own demons there. but what do you believe can be done? >> you know, i don't -- that's really out of my lane but i know something has to be done, not only for those that are mentally ill, but i think we have to be careful of people under stress and start out well and don't end up well. many, many people would not categorize or have a psychological disorder on the profile but snap under the pressure and challenges so persuasive in the society today. we all have to be watchmen on the wall and answer the question of the scriptures, am i my brother's keeper and we all are. mutually responsible to make sure that the brothers are well taken care of and our children are kept safe. >> absolutely. and you as i mentioned you speak to thousands of members, 30,000 at your church. every sunday. throughout the week. and it's a situation and a man of faith and written books of finding fortitude to carry on day after you when you personally hear something like this and see the results of evil as the governor of that state of connecticut referred to it, what do you -- how do you even find comfort? >> well, you know, governor malloy said something very profound saying that faith is a gift. and to me faith is very, very much a gift. i want the say to your audience in the midst of the questions we have as human beings to understand that the presence of faith does not remove the presence of doubt. that they coexist in us in the same way the presence of courage does not mean that we don't have fear. but to allow that greater voice inside of you to be that one that we trust and rely upon god's wisdom and plan for our lives, everything we will not understand but understanding does not necessarily cancel out faith. looking to him and understanding in the christian faith, we are praying a god who gave his son and to have that connectivity even when it's a connectivity of pain to give us an understanding he can be touched by how we feel. >> bishop t.d. jakes, thank you so much for your time. we greatly appreciate it. again, that service yesterday was open to all people, no matter what they believe, but we all know that folks need comfort and as you said we are brothers or sister's keeper. thank you so much, bishop. >> absolutely. thanks for having me. >> absolutely. we'll be right back. 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[ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. >>> today on "the cycle" an hour of reflection and recovery. what happened in newtown is nightmarish for all of us and impossible to comprehend. there are many issues to address, guns, culture of violence and how we treat the mentally ill in this country. here we'll grapple with all of that in the days and weeks to come as america will. if the slaughter of 26 doesn't provoke real reform, you have to wonder what will. first, we have to heal. so for the next hour, we discuss recovery. we begin with the president in newtown last night. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and 6 remarkable adults. they lost their lives in a school that could have been any school. in a quiet town full of good and decent people. that could be any town in america. >> and this last hour on the senate floor. >> i ask that the united states senate observe a moment of silence to honor the victims of the sandy hook elementary school tragedy. >> today, newtown starts the first of 26 funerals. two students will be laid to rest this afternoon. first is jack pinto. a new york giants fan. smart kid. number 8, victor cruz, on sunday the giants star cruz wore jack's name on the cleats. also being laid to rest today, 6-year-old noah pozner calling his twin sister his best friend. she was in another classroom and she
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what can you tell us? >> reporter: that is true, staff from harry reed and mitch mcconnell have been negotiating through the daout the day and in picked up. we have heard that both sides are not budgeting. but we don't know, things can change at any moment. if we have to gauge how to talks have gone so far from the conversations we have had here around capitol hill, they have not been too good at the moment. all that being said though, craig, there's a lot that can happen over the next 48 hours. the deal obviously is to try to have something on the floor that can pass the house of representatives by new year's eve. that is why it's so difficult, craig. you have mitch mcconnell and harry reed trying to get something passed. so there's a lot of moving parts. this is not a really easy road ever. so far, things are not overly optimistic, there was a touch of optimism yesterday and this morning but it went away this afternoon. >> what happened? >> who knows. >> what happened between yesterday afternoon and evening when everyone sounded like this thing may happen and now? >> what happens is they go in a room and start going back forth with each other and realize that they have not moved an inch from yesterday. all the talk was we can come together and he get it done, but when you go to the specifics of it, it gets more difficult. we heard a rumbling that the estate tax could be a holdup. that is something that the republicans do not want to be increased the president wants the tax at 45%, and the republicans want it at 35%. it's something like that that can send something downward for hours. maybe they figure it out and go on to the next thing and something else is the problem. that is how the negotiations go. we are all hanging on their every word here, craig, to be honest with you, nobody literally knows for sure when it is this close. two guys in a room. no one knows for sure. >> okay, luke, in a dark ened capitol hill this afternoon. appreciate you. >> no problem. >> let's go kristin, standing by for us, from your viewpoint, i imagine you have been talking to folks in the white house, any sign that you may see a deal struck in the next 50 hours or so? >> i think the mood is the same. you heard president obama say on friday that he is modestly optimist optimistic, which suggests he is not completely optimistic. i am told that staffers have been in contact with the staffers on the hill. they are monitoring the negotiations and as you heard luke said, that matches the reporting that i've been doing, there's not the same level of confidence coming out of the hill that we saw yesterday when congressional leaders left the white house. for president obama's part, he is using his bully pulpit to try pressure lawmakers to act. he sat down with david gregory today, and that will appear on "meet the press" tomorrow. he came out with certain words for lawmakers in terms of getting something done before the all important january 1st deadline. take a listen. >> the american people are watching what we do here. obviously their patience is already thin. this is deja vu all over again. america wonders why it is that in this town for some reason, you can't get something done in an organized timetable. why everything has to always wait to the last minute. now we are at the last minute. and the american people are not going to have any patience for a politically self inflicted wound to our economy. >> this is a tactic that president has used before. to rally the public. it did work before. but this point, we are less than three days out. it's not clear it's having an impact. if we do in fact go over the fiscal cliff, there will be plenty of blame to go around, the poles show that most of the blame will be on republicans. however president obama is the commander in chief, so he will undoubtedly get some of the blame as well. there's a lot of pressure for them to get something done over the next two and a half days. we have already seen the markets impacted, consumer confidence has been down and when you talk to folks, craig, they say, they are frustrated and they are worried about what this will mean for their paychecks. >> kristin welker, thank you. >>> negotiations on the hill ultimately coming down to a few key individuals and their staffers. for more on that, i want to bring in the senior political editor, mark murray. thank you for sticking around. >> thanks for having me. >> over the past month, president obama has been spending a lion's share of his time negotiating with speaker boehner, that did not work. what can you tell us about the key individuals involved in the process now, president obama, senator majority leader harry reed and mitch mcconnell. what is the tone? >> it's all about the senate right now, that is one of the more remarkable developments. all along we thought it would be between the obama white house and house speaker john boehner and there was a logic behind that. because getting legislation out of the house is the trickier part of crafting any type of deal. but with the house saying look, we need the senate to do something, the last ditch effort is occurring in the senate right now. i spoke to staffers close to senator mcconnell that said there was optimism on their side yesterday, including from their boss, senator minority leader mitch mcconnell to get a deal. of course, any kind of word in reading from the members themselves will not come until tomorrow, but it's both chris and luke that said in the segment before mine, there is a sense that what might have been optimism yesterday does not exist today. of course, that is what always goes on when you have negotiations. we will see what happens tomorrow. tomorrow will be a very big day. >> the optimism seems to be waning. what does john boehner do if mitch mcconnell and harry reed come to an agreement? >> that is the question if something is done on the senate side, craig, there's been the talk about house republicans as in any majority, you end up bringing the majority of the legislation that is support bid the majority, and if john boehner brings something to the floor that doesn't have the support of the majority of the house republicans, there could be some type of -- his speakership could be threatened, who ends up trying to run against him, you just don't know. about the likelihood of john boehner bringing legislation that is supported mostly by democrats and a handful of republicans will bring him some trouble. that's a dynamic to watch. >> mark murray, senior political editor, thanks to you, sir. for more on what could happen as the fiscal cliff counts down. i want bring in the senior congressional reporter in politico. it's clear from what was said yesterday, that he believes that the senate leaders can put together a deal. take a listen. >> i just had a good and constructive discussion here at the white house with the senator and house leadership about how to prevent this tax hike on the middle class. and i'm optimistic we may still be able to reach an agreement that could pass both houses in time. >> what had to happen behind the scenes? what had to transpire in the room for the president to express any optimism that a deal could be made? >> i think it was positive sounds by mitch mcconnell. the senator minority leader wants a deal. he knows in the new year, it will be harder to get a deal to the republican likings if it goes over the cliff. the republicans will suffer a bigger amount of the blame and there will be more democrats in congress in the next two years and at that point, it will be harder to shape a deal how they want it to be shaped. so mcconnell wants a deal. they are negotiating with harry reed as was mentioned behind closed doors. look, there's still a lot of room that mcconnell needs to move and reed needs to accept to get there. both on the tax rate side and what would come along with that and whether any spending cuts would be part of any equation. but mitch mcconnell made positive sounds yesterday. and i think that led folks to say, hey, maybe there's at least an outside chance of getting a deal. >> if a deal gets done, it will be a much smaller deal than both sides thought they would be able to reach if you asked them a few months ago. the president has a full agenda in the coming year. he said that he wants to do something on immigration. he is indicating that he would like to do something with regard to gun control and there's been talk on energy legislation. but it looks like raising the debt ceiling is not part of the deal. that is four major political fights that the president has on his hands. what is going to get lost the longer this drags on? >> i think most of those things. look, if this drags on into the new year, this is going to be the focus up until the inauguration. and as you mentioned, not only the debt ceiling but also come march, you will have to figure out how to extend government spending for the rest of the fiscal year. and they don't, the government would shut down. there are major fiscal fights that need to be resolved beyond the immediate fiscal cliff. we are not even talking about the major policies that you are talking about. immigration reform and gun control legislation, those are things that can fall by the wayside if we are consumed by the fiscal talks which seems likely. >> it seems they crawl from one crisis to the next. thank you, sir, we will see you later in the hour. >> thank you. >> president obama will be talking about the fiscal cliff with david gregory on "meet the press" tomorrow, it's an exclusive interview, check your local listings for the air times. if you miss it, we will rerun it on msnbc tomorrow afternoon at 3:00. >>> want to update you on developing news in houston. george h. w. bush has been released from icugabe is staineding by. you told us two hours ago that the president was singing to doctors and unurses, he sounds like he is doing better than a week ago? >> yes, we got a update saying that former president bush was moved to a regular patient room and that the bush family wanted to thank everyone for their thought prayers. this comes a day after the spokesman said that the former president was singing along with his medical staff. and the 41st president of the united states first went to the hospital in early november for bronchitis, he was released a few days later and then after thanksgiving went back in with a nagging cough. his families have not released many details of the treatment he has been receiving, but late this week, on thursday, houston -- the chief of staff urge supporters to put the hearts back in the closet. president bush was a fighter and in good spirits, still no telling how long he will be in the hospital. but we learned that he has been moved from the icu back to a regular patient room good news in houston. >> thank you for the update. appreciate that. it's wedding day in maine for some same sex couples who have waited until today for their state's law to take affect. we will find out what is next on the horizon for marriage equality in the country. and will lawmakers come together in time to avert a economic disaster. the president is optimistic. we will see what the brain trust has to say about that. cellphon ircellphon [ buzzing ] bye dad. drive safe. k. love you. [ chirping, buzzing continues ] [ horn honks ] [ buzzing continues ] [ male announcer ] the sprint drive first app. blocks and replies to texts while you drive. we can live without the &. visit sprint.com/drive. smoke? nah, i'm good. ♪ [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette, you celebrate a little win. nicoderm cq, the patch with time release smart control technology that acts fast and helps control cravings all day long. ♪ quit one day at a time with nicoderm cq. >> by the power invested in my, by the state of maine, i now pronounce you married. >> wedding bells and rounds of applause for same-sex couples in maine. they began issuing same-sex marriage licenses at midnight. it was approved on the ballot, making maine one of three states to do so by popular vote. we will break it down. the maine legislature, my understanding is that it previously approved same-sex marriage, but it was overturned three years ago. what happened between then and now? >> hundreds of thousands of conversations of mainers with their gay and lesbian family numbers and the public is moved quite a deal in the last three years. >> to what can we attribute to the shift? just the conversations or more? >> i think it's people getting to truly know their friends and neighbors that are gay and l lesbile lesbian is and realizes they are not different than themselves. there are a couple of big things, first, we will be before the u.s. supreme court in june on this so-called defense of marriage act. >> doma. that said that the federal government will not respect gay couples marriages in maine and other states where it's legal and proposition 8, the ban on marriage equality in california is up before the courts. and then we are fighting in 5 states. we want to win in five states before the court issues the ruling. >> in regard to doma, it said, if your side wins the battle, that may end the battle in many states, is that true? >> what the doma will do, it respects marriages in states where the states have decided that gay couples can marry. it will say, the marriages will be treated equal in those states. >> the president has strong feelings on gay and lesbian issues. what more would you like to see from the white house? >> obviously, president obama has been fantast ta-- been fant has spoken out in a heartfelt way. he has been fantastic. >> all right, good to have you with us. thank you for coming in. national campaign director for freedom to marry. a plan to train teachers in his state to shoot a gun. he will join me to explain it. up next, he has been named as president's pick for secretary of state. and now i don't know kerry will weigh in on the race to replace him in the senate. new years clutter is no match for someone with big ideas. with a new project in mind, some how-to knowledge to give us an edge, and more savings down every aisle. it only takes a few twists and turns for those bright ideas to make the new year even brighter. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. start fresh and save with hdx 20 gallon totes, a special buy at just $5.88 a piece. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. 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>> i am, craig and for that reason, i have sought the golden mean between the two extremes. on the one hand, a number of people propose that teachers in general bring guns to school. i'm' opposed to that. i think it would cause more dangers than it solves. i do not think it's a good idea. on the other hand, it's not a good idea to do nothing either. if we had another opportunity of newtown, where a number of people got killed and it could have been prevented had we done something. we would regret doing nothing. my proposal is the middle proposal to do something but avoid doing things that creates harm than good. i have offered to give free training to the principal and the designee in each school. we would train them in when to shoot, not to shoot, how to lockup the gun. >> what if the principal or the designate, and he or she is in the gym and the gunman comes through the front door of the school? what good does that do? >> part of it is to have a good communication system. so if there's an emergency in any part of the school. they can get to the location quickly. >> the sheriff is planning mobilize a posse, a marked patrol car will be stationed outside the school. that a deterrent? >> you know, i don't really know. i'm hoping that the sheriff will work with me, three sheriffs already have agreed to work with me in the training of one person per school. and the sheriff was the sheriff for my home county. so, i'm hoping he will work with me as well. >> people across the country, we just heard from the mayor of bridgeport, connecticut, a few minutes ago, a lot of folks trying to get guns off the streets right now. two rocket launchers were part of the 2,000 guns that were part of the buyback a few days ago. is that a better method than putting more guns in tnoticein schools? >> i doubt the rocket launchers are legal right now. the best solution would be to have a police officer in each school. and we have had a program like that for many years. it's called school resource officers, they not only help protect against violence, but they teach a course or two in police work in leadership. they make friends with the kids that are there every day. >> what about the cost of that? what about the cost of that? >> that's the problem, we only had it in perhaps 10% of the schools and when the fiscal crisis hit in 2008, the legislatu legislature had to cut back from that. so it's in a small percentage of the schools. so my proposal is second best. the preference is to have the school resource officers in the schools, that would be the best solution, but recognizing the financial program and not thinking that the legislature will fund putting police in our schools. i think give them training, similar to what the police get in marksmanship, and good judgment, when to shoot, when not to shoot, that sort of thing. >> what about restricting magazines in the country. there's been talk approxima abo restricting the high capacity magazines, would that help? >> that's a good question to ask a congressman or a state legislature? i'm there to enforce the laws as they exist. >> you have an opinion, you are the chief law enforcer in the state. what is your opinion on it? >> even within my jurisdiction, i have a lot of controversies on my plate. so i have chosen not to get in the area. and i have been pushing the idea of providing free training. i have 36 investigators that are sworn police officers, and i expect a number of sheriffs to join in to me, to provide free training to the schools so they have somebody there able to deal with emergencies if they arise. >> tom horn, i appreciate you, everyone if you did not answer my last question. >> thank you. craig. >> i want to dig in deeper with our own saturday brain trust, we are not going to stop talking about this. thanks gentlemen for being back. >> great to be with you. >> doug, starting with you, arming the teachers is that one of the answers to gun violence in the country? >> i think we need to take a complete look at the situation. i think you know, mr. lapierre seems to think that guns had nothing to do with the issue in newtown. it's interesting to hear them talking about putting armed police officers in schools when they spent the last two or three years voting against funding local and state officials, including first responders and police officers. so it would be interesting to hear from them where the money is going to come from? i'm supportive of having security officials in school, but we have to look at the other issues, including the sale of guns. doug, unless, you have a full scale security team. we are talking thousands of kids. if you have a 62-year-old retired cop sitting in the front office with a handgun, how much good does that really do? >> it was a diversion for mr. lapierre, by trying to focus the conversation elsewhere and not on the issue of gun safety and high capacity magazines and assault rifles that are being sold. he is trying to holdup a sign and say look over here, and talk about putting security guards and arming them in schools. that is not the real issue. the real issue is the availability of these the guns to folks who really absolutely should not have them. >> here is another issue colin. washington post reporting here, that gun sales in the country have absolutely soared since the december 14th shootings in newtown, connecticut, the post said, eight days after newtown, more than 5100 requests for background checks in gun buyers saying they are going to receive more than 8200 gun permit applications. why is there a rush? >> the principal reason why people rush to buy guns is because they fear that if they don't by them now, they will not be able to buy them later. furthermore, if there are kinds of guns that are proposed to be banned, those are the guns that people want to buy before they are banned. there should not be a surprise about the nature or the timing, the there's no question that this was an unspeakable tragedy, i'm not trying to suggest that, all i'm saying is that the habits that you are pointing out of gun buyers after an emergency are completely rational and have been proven time over time over time to be the case. >> is that rational in is it rational for folks to go out and apparently stock up for the revolution after massive shooting? >> well, there's -- that is not fair. that is not a fair question. >> what part was not fair? >> stock up for the revolution. this is not about stocking up for the revolution. >> there have been a number of people since newtown along the lines of what you said is that one of the reasons they are taking up arms is that they are fearing that the government will come after them and try to take the guns away. >> and with reason, look at what is being said, look at all -- >> knows are assault weapons bans. that is a far cry from taking guns away. >> they are talking about taking the guns as an option, check your own news sources on both of the politician ans, they have said within the last three days that confiscation is an option for the measures they are pro posing. >> craig? craig? >> go ahead. >> i would say the chances of getting something like that flew congress after the tragedy and saumt weapons ban would be difficult in the new year. the new congress. you know, people have that fear that an salt weapons ban or more gun control restrictions will come to play. look, the political dynamics will be difficult to impose a lot of restrictions. getting that through would be hard. yes, the debate has changed since newtown, they are talking again when they have been afraid to do it for years. but getting legislation through is a tall order. >> we will talk about fiscal cliff stuff when we come back, i want to pick up where we left off, there's polling out that speaks to what you said. about the political will to do something about guns we will talk about that and the fiscal cliff after this. 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[ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. >>> back now the brain frustrate for final thought -- brain trust with us. doug, let me start with you. fiscal cliff. or as the "l.a. times" said, that some people will wake up to a new year's eve hang over. will we have a hangover or a deal on new year's day? >> i do not think we will have a deal, the politics right now, it seems that republicans feel like it's better for them to cut taxes on january 1st or 2nd than to do it you now. i don't think that we will have a deal. >> colin, what type of agreements have to be made for this thing to happen, and do you think it can still happen? >> i think there's a pretty good chance of a deal being worked out because you have four deal makers and what do deal makers do when they sit at the table with the clock running out but make a deal. that is the problem, i don't think that we want a deal. i don't think that the american public wants another deal. we want solutions. a year ago we had a chance with the cut cap and balance and now we are looking at back into this fight. and let's focus on spending not taxes. that is where the problem is. >> there's disagreement over what colin just said, the president seems to be dealing from a position of strength, is he likely to get concessions that he needs to get the plan through or is this simply about revenues? >> this is mostly about revenues at this point, i think any deal that you will see the next day will be very narrow in scope. we will mostly deal with the issue of revenues and it will show republicans really backing down for their no-tax position and allowing a rate increase of some kind, that said, i'm still very skeptical that they can get to a point that can get all sides agreeing to something and it's something that the republicans can agree to in the house. you know, there's a very, very -- a slim chance of that happening, but if anything happens, it's going to be a small scope deal and not the big about deal that they have been talking about for a long time. >> colin, are you at all surprised that john boehner has been sidelined at this point to a certain extent? >> not surprised given the way the president has chosen to conduct the debate. and again, i say that this issue -- >> how has than been? >> he has been on several occasions, he has said we are not talking about that. i won, these are the consequences of an election. so, he has not been operating in a deal-making mode, even though he stands before the cameras occasionally and says it. i think he has a better chance to work a deal through the stnt and back it in -- through the senate and back it in through the house. >> where have the republicans bent? they have not bent at all, the president has bent, he has reduced the amount of revenue he is asking for. he he want to cut taxes for small businesses and individuals. he has bent on medicare. so that is not accurate to describe it that way. the president has been there all along. >> we will have to leave it there. thank you so much. i enjoyed you guys with us. we usually like to have a few ladies with us, but that is okay. >> happy new year. >> to you as well. join us tomorrow, i will host the live coverage of a possible plan, a possible plan, to prevent the squauld fiscal cliff, i will have several lawmakers to talk about what is going on. and don't forget, a interview with the president on "meet the press." we will see you back here tomorrow. have a great saturday night.
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>> good morning to you. i am ainsley earhardt. >> i am heather nauert. hope you had a fantastic christmas. it is december the 26th. thank you for getting up with us and watching "fox & friends first". >> an extreme weather alert mother nature turning christmas into a deafright. >> oh my god, look, that's a tornado. oh, wow. oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> that funnel cloud spotd in mobile, alabama. at this hour more than 19,000 people there without power. >> and when it come down we long and seen clean like it was popping off transformers left and right and heard a noise. took off and started walking down here. >> the brutal winds blowing the roof off of homes and knocking down trees which ended up killing 2 people in texas and louisiana. up north blizzard warnings were in effect. oklahoma getting 7 inches of snow all over that state. take a look at that. the weather being blamed for a 21 vehicle pileup on interstate 40. no one was seriously hurt but a woman died in another highway crash nearby. severe weather is moving north. rick is in the weather center tracking the storm. >> what oh storm we got. >> yesterday all of the tornadoes and the snow today we had a repeat of it. the tornado threat i don't think as big as yesterday but it is still there. further off toward the east as the line right here continues to push off toward the east. it is very unstable ahead of it. i will show you that throeat ina second. the blizzard going on near the ohio and mississippi river right there south of paduka. that's the bulls eye. it will continue to go off to the northeast. anywhere you see this yellow from parts of virginia to central florida could see windy conditions. we could see tornadoes. i think the bullseye of tornadoes is where this moderate risk is across south and north carolina. that will be later on this afternoon. we have blizzard warnings in effect. darker red is blizzards reduce visibility quarter of a mile. 3-6 inches in additional snow around the ped duaducah area. the bullseye will be well over a foot. coastal areas mostly rain. start with a little snow transitioning over to rain. you will be dealing with a lot of snow this evening and all day tomorrow. guys? >> rick, thank you very much. you have been working a lot lately. good information you are giving us. >> those are the top five stories making news at this hour. a u.s. military base coming under attack in afghanistan. a homicide bomber blowing up a vehicle at camp chapman. it left three afghans dead. the taliban taking responsibility for the attack. the homicide bomber did not make it inside the base. >> investigators combing the scene of that christmas eve ambush where two firefighters died. another victim dead inside of the home. the body believed to be that of the missing sister of the ex-con william stegler. police in wester, new york say her brother set that deadly trap for the first responders a plan he detailed in a chilling note he left behind. new 911 calls have been released. >> multiple fires shot. i am shot. used an assault rifle. we have multiple firemen down. >> cops say there was no clear motive in the suicide note he left behind ex cement he want-- except he wanted to kill as many people as possible. a doshg worker strike that could set down more than a dozen along the east coast. law americas say if workers strike it would end up costing billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs. that strike could begin as early as sunday after current union contracts expire. more than 14,000 workers that handle 95 percent of the cargo on the east coast are expect to do walk off the job. >> fan me m-- fannie mae and freddie make are taking on high risk loans. the government backed mortgage companies would be allowed to charge higher interest rates in return to guaranteeing loans at risk of defaulting. the proposal would have to be approved congress. >>> president obama is spending christmas with some of the nation's bravest men and women. greeting marines at a gays near their vacation home in hawaii paying tribute to them and their family. an annual vacation tradition for president obama. that is your 5@5:00. >>> speaking of the president. fox news confirming he will be cutting his vacation short to get back to work on the fiscal cliff. peter doocy has more. >> president obama will departed hawaii for washington, d.c. late tonight leaving his wife michelle and daughters sasha and malia behind. the latest guidance we have from white house is that the president will be back here in the nation's capital where it is presently 36 degrees sometime tomorrow morning. united states government is set to go off the fiscal cliff on new year's day. at this point we don't know if the president plans to return at the to hawaii if the tax hikes are avoided well in advance of the of the new year. he's there to talk to himself. john boehner will come back at any time. his office told us it would be sometime after christmas. so he could be back as soon as today. the upper chamber in commerce is coming back tomorrow to pick up where they left off on the important domestic surveillance bisa. they will meet for a vote on the $50.6 billion bill for hurricane sandy relief. they will be back in the same zip code as far as we know there are no specific time or places on the books for an inperson meaning between the two. something else that remains to be seen is everybody will return to the table with a cooler head which the president shawas hopi for before he went on his family vacation. hoe over do you. >> the fiscal cliff we have been telling you so much about could be devastating for thousands of american businesses and their workers. their new concerns this morning about profits for those companies. lauren simonetti from the fox business network joins us to explain. what's going on? >> the fiscal cliff puts it in jeopardy. many are afraid to invest in their business and hire new workers. make plans. >> no longer vetting a deal is done by new year's eve f. one comes by early january definitely a possibility. the economic impact should be minim minimal. if one comes later than that the damage to the economy is already done and you will see more talk of recession and analysts started cutting the earnings growth in the fourth quarter. >> one thing they don't like is uncertainty. apple released a new product and there will be another new product. >> now that you got them under the christmas tree. a man who has been right predicting apple products before a 5th generation ipad will look like the mini but some what thinner narrower and shorter than a regular ipad so not as small. apple is working on another generation of the ipad mini. it could be two new products. >> we could have just wasted our money at christmastime. >> sales were down from what was expected. >> yeah, the holiday shopping season a disappointment. the first tally on the sales is now in. spending polls said down 2.4 percent worse than 20008 when the economy was in a recession. normal rate would be 4-5 percent. shoppers were affected by the bad weather bickering are washing to and massacre in connecticut. retailers will place fewer orders with manufacturers that means fewer products for us and fewer discounts. >> there are good discounts right now. good day to go shopping. >>> lauren simonetti, hope you had a terrific christmas. >> i did. glad to be back. >> one of the biggest shopping days a year and a lot of us use up the gift cards many of us get. that brings us to our question of the day. what do you do with your unwanted gifts, do you return them or regift them? send us your comments. you can tweet them to us at fox friends first or shoot us an e-mail at foxfriendsfirst@foxnews.com. you are not a regifter are you? >> i return them. >>> just because today is expected to be the best day for returns now that the day is over, you can still hit the shops. stephanie ex seat toe esposito live at the cherry wood mall. >> we were told it was going to open at midnight. not open yet. not sure why. we are told the mall will be open early. it's a huge day for holiday returns. all of the wrong sizes made right and all of the picky people headed back with their gift cards to get what they really wanted for the holidays. i can tell you this morning there are a lot of people who are going to be here already some people waiting outside. the retarryls are excited about it, too. while you are returning the ugly sweater from cousin jimmy, the santa tie or whatever that is something retailers are lacking forward to. they grew since 20008. we were deep in a recession. they were blaming super storm scened the distraction of an leblgs and the massacre in newtown, connecticut. holiday sales are crucial as a sign for economic strength. they are looking forward to you coming in making returns not just making returns but using the gift cards buy ago few things for yourself. since it was a little slower this holiday season there may be deeper discounts you can take advantage of. on-line sales didn't suffer quite as much but know the rules before you head out to the store ifs you are planning on returning items you bought on-line. there are different rules for each store. some allow you to bring the purchases to the brick and mortar stores. others don't allow you to do that. before you wait in the long crazy lines know what you do for each retailer. >> thank you, tef stephanie. if you got gift cards stick around. we will tell you what you can do with them if you don't want the gift cards. 12 minutes after the hour. many blame their blunders for the deadly attack on benghazi. wait until you hear what is next for the four state department officials who were supposed to be out of a job. >> bernie madoff giving advice to wall street from behind bars. we will tell you what the ponzi schemer said in an interview. this will raise eyebrows. this family used capital one venture miles to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use... sadly, their brother's white christmas just got "blacked out." 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[ stomach growls ] without feeling queasy. that's insurance for the modern world. esurance. now backed by allstate. click or call. >> good morning to you. it is 22 minutes after the hour. he wasn't home for the holiday but it was still a special christmas for former president george h.w. bush. his wife barbara joining him for a special chinese food dinner for the hospital. his son neil, grandson peter also visited him. they are optimistic he will recover from a bronchitis related cough. how is this one for scary? jails may be forced to reach le prisoners. two were released in oregon because of budget cuts. without a deal there will be an 8 percent cut in federal grants to state and law enforcement. ainsley? >> thanks, heather. did you get a handful of gift cards that you can't use or gifts you don't want for christmas you are not alone. today is the great day to turn the unwanted gifts and gift cards into cash. consumers savings experts andrea is here with phipps for us. what can we do if we got a bunch of gift cards we don't want. >> you always think a gift card is an easy gift sometimes you get a restaurant that you don't frequent or places that aren't nearby. you can turn that to cash. in the gift card exchange you can learn different tips on how to do that. you can go to gift card granny.com where they will buy back unwanted gift cards up to 92 percent of that card's value. you might even think about exchanging that gift card for a store you shop at more frequently. >> you need to register your gift cards as well. >> yes, you can register for your gift card. also remind yourself to do that. you can go on-line at the stores web sites at starbucks.com. they urge you to register the value of that card. if anything becomes lost if you lose your wallet or if it is stolen you can cancel your gift cards also lots of retailers will reissue them if you show a receipt for that gift card. also you might go to credit card.com where they have the wallet recovery tool where you register your gift card in the mail if you lose your wallet they will everybodying mail you and tell you how to get the gift cards back. what about returning gifts that you don't want. organize your receipts. >> i do. you want to review store policy. first of all if it was an on-line order find out if that retailer will allow you to return it at the brick and mortar location to save on the return shipping fees. you want to know how long you have. will you have time next week to return it. also organize those receipts. you may be able to use the one receipt app which turns paper receipt into a digital document on the phone. this way you don't have to go through your wallet in the customer service line. it becomes stressful you can't find your receipt. you have it all on your phone and easier to access. >> it was a free app. you say review the policy. >> like i said review the store policies. do they need a veet? often times there's a little sticker on the tag that the retailer can just scan so you may not even need that receipt. make sure you have enough time to actually return that. if there is a limited window you don't have time to get to the store note it in a calendar or set an alert or reminder on your phone so you don't miss the opportunity to return it. >> take advantage of the sale. >> yes. there is going to be tons of sales going og post holiday. whatever retailers didn't push before the holidays they will be marking them down dramatically. people are going into stores to exchange and return often times end up buying more than they are returning or exchanging. they are going to try to get your sales and dollars. take advantage of coupons. mobile coupon act will give you extra coupons. if you are returning on-line you will be able to exchange it for other times you can get discounts through shipping.org. >>> the time right now is 26 after the top of the hour. coming up their blunders are to blame for the deadly attack in benghazi. wait until you hear what's next for the state department officials who are supposed to be out of a job now. it looks like an ordinary hat. but this dad quickly learned it was a gift of a lifetime. >> good morning to you. welcome back to "fox & friends first". hope you had a fantastic christmas. >> i am ainsley earhardt. it is 5:30 on the dot. we begin with an extreme weather alert. mother nature turning christmas into a fright fest this morning. >> oh my god, look, that's a tornado. oh, wow. oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> the storm system leaving 3 people dead and spawned at least 30 tornadoes from texas to alabama. this funnel cloud was spotted in mobile, alabama. more than 19,000 people there are still without power. >> when it come down we look and it was green like it was spouting off transformers left and right heard a noise and took off and started walking down here. >> brutal winds there blowing the roofs off of homes and knocking down trees ended up killing two people in texas and louisiana. blizzard warnings were in effect. oklahoma got 7 inches of snow all over the state. the weather also being blamed for a 21 vehicle pileup on interstate 40. no one was seriously injured. another did die in another highway crash nearby. severe weather is moving north. we are at the extreme weather center. this looks like a massive wide storm. >> good morning, rick. people possibly trying to travel back home in a big mess in the eastern half of the country. over parts of the far southeast we will see more in the form of severe weather. anywhere from east of atlanta the cold front moved through so things are going to warm up we will show you problems. there's also the snowy side of the storm. heaviest across parts of missouri parts of southern illinois or indiana and parts of western kentucky. blizzard warnings in effect right there. this is where we have the severe threat anywhere from central florida to virginia. we could see a few tornadoes again today. across coastal areas of south carolina. be alert through the after noovenlt snowfall totals. a lot didn't get snow and they are ready for some. tonight it begins across parts of the northeast. in some areas well over a foot. it will be mostly rain across the coast. barry heading inland we are tacking about a lot of snow. >> now for your 5@5:30. the top five stories making news at this hour. so much for taking action after the benghazi terror attack. an exclusive report of the new york post is saying the punishment for four state department employees who didn't do their jobs are bogus. eric boss well who resigned after a scathing report on the attack only gave up his appointed position not his other duties. he and three other employees put on administrative leave will be allowed back on the job. he was supposed to be reporting the news but david gregory is becoming the news. >> this is a magazine that carries 30 bullets. here is the problem with that. washington, d.c. gun laws say carrying a magazine that holds more than 10 round of magazines is illegal in the district. nbc wasn't commented on the matter yet. >> the man who ran the largest ponzi scheme in american history says the problem with wall street there's not enough tra e transparen transparency. bernie madoff offering his position on the problems with wall street in a christmas eve letter he sent to the fox business network. madoff says the more trade are kept confidential the more valuable that information is. he says this lack of transparency leads to insider trading. more than 50 years in jail for scamming thousands out of 20 billion. head nothing better to do than to write the letter. >> the information is at risk of being stolen or destroyed. the state hoetdz true for confidential data at fore stun 500 companies. it uses computer encryption says it's entirely possible that he could spread a virus to spread through out servers in about an hour. >>> our children are getting smarter apparently. a study from duke university looked at the children with standardized tests. the students who scored the highest were younger than professors. it could range from better nutrition to media outlet. >>> president obama is saying an early aloha to hawaii. he is cutting the vacation short to return to the white house and try to get back to work and avoiding going over the fiscal cliff. hope you had a great christmas. how are things looking there? >> merry christmas. president obama is set so fly out of honolulu tonight. 3:00 a.m. thursday on the east coast. he will arrive sometime in dc at some point. they are going to stay behind in rara. he visited a hundred service members to thank them for their service to talk about brothers in arms who are still serving in places like afghanistan. he wished many of the men and women at the marine base in hawaii a in a very laid back atmosphere. different than what he will return to the negotiating table at the white house where he and speaker boehner are believed to be $400 billion apart whchlt speaker boehner had the poll the republican plan d bill which would have raised taxes on millionaires. $414 billion. it is all that separates the two sides. if he makes a deal with the president he still has a ways fog. you can mix his conference in the house to go awong with it. as far as we know there has not yet been a time established tween the principal negotiator for an intern meeting something else whether or not president obama will wrap up the fiscal cliff talks next week. >> time now to entertain this. it is official jessica simpson expecting another baby. the 32-year-old celebrity tweet add photo of her daughter sitting in front of a sign drawn in the sandwich says big sis. cute little girl isn't she? the announcement comes 7 months after giving birth to that little girl her first child. it has been a good year for hollywood 2012 marched through the industry's highest year on record for 1 billion in ticket sales. is rock and roll hazardous to your health? it might be. you to those playing it. researches in inge lantd studying more than 1500 musicians famous between 1956 and 2006. they found 137 of nthem or 9.2 percent of them were dead. that is a higher mortality rate than those in the general population. >> time to look at the sports stories new season but same results. lebr lebron james and the heat. suddenly the lashgs can't lose. 194 for the fourth straight win. they are back for 500 for the season. kobe bryant a record for the 16th christmas day game. heartwarming video of an alabama christmas fan getting a christmas gift he won't forget. >> we are going to the game. we are going to the game. (laughter) those tickets were hidden in the hat. he surprised his brother don to the bcs game against notre dame. that game is january the 7th. what a nice gift. >> can you image getting that excited about going to a game. every guy does. >> most of the guys like that. >> it is now about 20 minutes before the hour. there are unions threatening to hit across the east coast. they are turning to the president to step in. we wanted to know what are you going to do with your unwanted gifts. dowry gift them or return them? keep the e-mails or the tweets coming in. we will show you some of the responses at the end of the show. mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. i played a round of golf.id in the last five hours? 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>> excuse me. am i talking to you pin head? am i? >> please don't call me pin head. >> he's losing it. if you lose your temper you might be adding years to your life. >> and why every american is about to pay 5 new taxes when the clock strikes midnight on new year's day. plus we will have some ways you can save right now. first let's check in with craig morris to see what's happening on fox and friends. >> coming up on the show believe it p or not people are cashing in big despite the looming fiscal cliff. the interest rate is hitting all time lows in the housing market. where the best places to buy a home in 2013 are. weather across the country how it is affecting travelers. rick says i may get out my snow shoes. that and more coming up on "fox & friends." or you can get out there and actually like something. the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. when i say site i don't need the soil i mean the internet site. freedom tower.com was bought by a florida man in 1996. now he wants to sell his business freedom tower accounting and with that the web site as well. if you have a hot temper you may live a little longer. >> a new study says people who express their anger instead of keeping it all inside can live up to 2 years long ever. german researchers holding your feelings can damage your health and a range of diseases. >>> just five days from now every single american is going to get hit with five new taxes to pay for obama care. here are a few examples of them. small business owners will see individual tax incomes. medicare payroll tax and for the first time ever the government is capping how much money you can put in your flexible spending account. there's still time to save money on your taxes. we are joined by tax attorney marty for your taxes. >> if you want to reduce your taxes now or in 2013. >> how do you decide that? >> you have to run the numbers. are you in the alternative minimum tax rate and you have to really run your numbers and look at 2012 or 2013. you may be a higher bracket in 2013 and may want to take the deductions in 2013 rather than 2012. >> if you want to review the 2012 taxes you say prepaid state income taxes. >> if you pay the state income taxes that may be due next april 159 you have a large capitol gains maybe you sold something you can do that. one of the things you have to keep in mind in doing all of this you have to figure out the alternative minimum tax. there are two systems of taxation. the alternative minimum is a separate one you have to compute. doesn't allow you to conduct military business. you have to run the numbers both ways. for 2012 unfortunately congress hasn't even finished writing the 2012 laws let alone the fiscal cliff. they are going to be over 30 million people in taxes unless they do something called the amt patch. it is something where last year in 2011 they gave approximately 75,000 as an exemption but the law goes back to 45,000 dollars. all of these people what the ir is saying refunds will be delayed two months if the irs -- if congress doesn't act to change it. >> they are going to have to do something about it. i can't begin to think about how dpift it is to determine what your taxes might be verses next year when we don't even know all of the regulations yet. prepay your mortgage for january and pay it now before the end of the year. >> if you pay the january mortgage, you can prepay these mortgages this year pay it so it gets on the form>> increase your charitable deductions in 2012. if you want to reduce the entry for charitable deductions if you doesn't know who to give them to go to the charitable gift fund and do something like that. >> accelerate business expenses tax deductible this year. >> prepay rent prepay other expenses you have around there the retirement plan to end. in the beginning 3.8 percent more on investment income .9 more on earnings. you have way the two years. >> a lot of people will be on the phone with people like you. >> it is now 6 minutes before the top of the hour. residents in one community are suing because their neighborhood is going to pot. this lawsuit has nothing to do with illegal drugs we will explain what's going on there. and it's your last chance to answer our question of the day. what do you do with all of the unwanted gifts that you get. dowry gift them or do you return them? 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all of my colleagues to sit down. >> and i ask that because on "meet the press" david gregory noted 31 pro-gun advocates and all declined and this morning, you have joe manchin coming out and i guess showing what some would call courage. >> yeah. not only joe manchin but joe car borough coming out for this. >> joe scarborough but people who are voting. >> you're right. there's a trend. rupert murdoch saying he supports the gun control, too. americans have to tstop waiting for the politicians to lead. same thing with the grover norquist pledge and this nra fear. politicians are elected to do a job. they're not elected to get re-elected every two or four or eight years or six years. they're elected to do a job and if you lose because you do your job, then let it be. stand up for what is right. >> then that brings me to the president. obviously, enough is enough moment. i believe that's what "the washington post" called it. our first read team says that obama raised expectations k. they deliver? >> that's a good question. it's going to be up to as much as republicans but democrats, as
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before the deadline. >> president obama will be david gregory's exclusive guest on "meet the press" later this morning. you can watch his interview at 10:00 a.m. former president george h.w. bush is out of intensive care and said to be improving this morning. he is in a regular room at houston methodist hospital. a family spokesperson says the family thanks everyone for their prayers and good wishes. he is being treated for a cough. a lawyer for one of the survivors of the newtown school massacre says the state of connecticut didn't do enough to keep kids safe and wants to sue for $100 million. the attorney says the state failed to provide a safe setting for his clintd, an unidentified 6-year-old girl. he says after hearing gunfire, she was left with emotional scars. to howard county where police say they've cracked a string of burglaries that hit homes in columbia and ellicott city. nadia ramdass has the story. >> the alleged victim is concerned the man she accused of burglarizing her home will be on the streets again. this woman who asked us to conceal her identity lives in fear
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for example, rachel maddow showed that she has a unique ability that has no discernible value in the marketplace. >> what was your other trick that you do? >> this one? >> can you do the arm pit farts? >> this one upsets me. >> it just looks like it hurts. >> i have always -- i have always been impressed by rachel maddow when i watch the show. and now, having tried to host the show myself, i am beyond impressed with what she can do. more like awe, now that i know what she can do, i am bowled over. it is the best new thing for today. that does it for us tonight, the special new year's eve edition with the show. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening, i'm richard wolffe in for chris matthews. at the 11th hour, just when people were starting to lose hope on the edge of the fiscal cliff the president met with leaders and said he was modestly optimistic about a deal on taxes. meeting this the red room, president obama held firm for tax cuts for families making up to $250,000 per year, and joining me on the north lawn of the white house is kristen welker. kristen, let's listen to what the president said about and up or down vote or what he expects from the senate. >> i had a good and constructive discussion here with the leadership about this tax hike on the middle-class. i am optimistic that we can reach an agreement that will be passed in both houses. if an agreement is not reached in time between senator reid and senator mcconnell, then i will urge senator reid to bring to the floor and up or down vote for the floor, and i believe a p proposal could pass both houses with majorities as long as the leaders allow it to actually come to a vote. if members of the house or the senate want to vote no, they can. but we should let everybody vote. >> kristen, this up or down vote seems to be be the big news of the day, and isn't this what the white house wanted all along? >> well, it is. it is prp's way of saying, look, vote on his basic proposal, the proposal that will extend the middle-class tax cuts for those making $250,000 or more and extend unemployment benefits and spending cuts and basic plan that the president is calling for, and something similar has passed through senate so that the white house feels confident what the president is calling for would again pass through the senate and could potentially get through the house. in order for that to happen though, richard, that would involve every single democrat in the house voting for it as well as about 30 republicans, and the question is, could they actually get that many republicans to vote for this package that the president is calling for, but politically what he is doing is essentially saying, this is the plan i'm putting forth and get it through the senate, and if it fails, it will fail in the republican-led house, and essentially having the republicans own that failure and putting them in a box the if you will. and president obama giving lawmakers here two options, one, to come up with their own alternative proposal which is something that senate majority leader harry reid and minority leader mitch mcconnell will bring to a vote, or put mine to a vote. >> and chrkristen, i did not he about the sequester or the spending cuts that people are talking about in the fiscal cliff, and the debt e creeling that tim geithner said that we would have to raise any day now, and is this the next couple of months in terms of the debate? does the white house have a strategy of dealing with both in the next phase? >> well, they are quite clear that there's probably just too much at this point to put that in this initial package and specifically the debt ceiling, and saying there is no way to address that right now. they know that is the next big hurdle they are going to have to face once they deal with the immediate issue of the tax hikes and spending cuts, so i believe that you are absolutely right. in terms of the strategy f they have one, they have not revealed the details about that quite yet. president obama today, and what i thought was interesting is using the power of the bully pulpit to put pressure on congress to get this basic deal done that he is calling for, and richard, one of the things that he said at the end of the remarks is that essentially this is not how the american people do business and just to remind you that ordinary folks meet their deadlines and sort out disagreements and the fact that the lawmakers can't do it is boggling to many of them. the president really trying to ramp up public pressure, and this is something that we have seen him do in the past, a tactic that he has taken in the past to try to get the public on his side to put the pressure on the house republicans. richard? >> kristen welker, thank you so much for all of your work at the white house. joined by the grio's joy reid and chicago tribute's clarence page. let's talk about what kristen was just talking about, because i felt that the president was getting impatient. roll the tape. >> outside of washington, nobody seems to understand why this is a repeat pattern over and offagain. ordinary folks, they do their jobs. they meet deadlines. they sit down and they discuss thi things, and then things happen. if there are disagreements, they sort through the disagreements. the notion that our elected leadership can't do the same thing is mind boggling to them. >> the president seemed to be much more comfortable in the white house briefing room today using the bully pulpit saying enough is enough. >> he did. i thought that he sounded like a man who knows he holds, if not all of the cards, but a lot of them. he has the advantage here, and the polls indicate as with bill clinton in the showdown with newt gingrich and the shutdown of the '90s the public blames the republicans when this happens when over on the house side, you have so many republicans who are so far right and worried about somebody farther right running against them in primaries that john boehner is having a hard time to get them to agree to his packages like plan b out here. we don't know how much out here in the public things have changed since last week, but it seemed like president obama was saying something that he was planning to say if it came down to the last few days. >> joy, is this the same kind of negotiation we saw in the first term? >> well, richard, one of the things that you didn't see the president do is to offer a new plan and he is laying the debacle at the feet squarely on congress and for the all to see where the dysfunction lies and the president helped himself by making offers that even his base was uncomfortable with, because it is fair to everyone that he is reasonable and trying to make the offers and that the intransigence is on the other side and he is expressing proper proper properlyly the frustration of the american people. >> and now it moves to mitch mcconnell from harry reid. and we have sound from mitch mcconnell on the house floor and harry reid. >> we had a good discussion with the majority leader with the hopes to come forward as early as sunday to have a recommendation that i can make to my conference and the majority leader can make to his conference. >> i am going to do everything that i can. i'm confident that senator mcconnell will do the same, but everybody, this is whatever we come up with is going to be imperfect and some people aren't going to like it, and some people will like it less, but that is where we are. i feel confident that we have an obligation to do the best we can, and that was made very clear in the white house. we will do the best we can for the caucuses that we have and the country that's waiting for us to make a decision. >> clarence, you have seen this movie before. >> yes. >> it sounds like something is in the works, right? >> well, it sounds like something is in the works on at least the senate side. on the house side, we don't know about those hard core intransigent intransigents and whether even if the senate does come up with something that the house can agree to go along with it. if, as kristen said, you have to have all of the democrats and about 30 republicans. there is only about six republicans who come from districts who are friendly to democrats, and the rest don't seem to lose any points as far as they are concerned by appearing to be as much of a roadblock as they can, even if it means going over the fiscal cliff. if harry reid and mr. mcconnell can't come up with something, then you have barack obama's proposal and he wants that up or down vote, and one way or another, he is going to try to get people on the record. >> and joy, before it gets to the house republicans, there are plenty of republicans in the senate who could mess this up, right? even if mcconnell and reid have a deal, there is not a guarantee that there is not a single tea party-backed senator who would stand in the way and say it won't pass me. >> are you giving rand paul the side eye? >> i had him in mind, true. >> and at the end of the day, mitch mcconnell is a better leader of the caucus than boehner is, and mcconnell has controlled the levers of the filibuster process, and the tact that he is meeting with harry reid means there won't be a filibuster and i would be surprised if he could not whip the congress. we have not seen a weaker speaker of the house than john boehner who has essentially thrown up the hands and walked away from the process and the konts tugs constitutional mandate that spending is controlled by the house and not the senate, and he says you guys pass something. they were going to pass it anyway and it is the house that is the problem, and always has been, and this is the same congress behaving this way for two years. >> thank you, joy reid, and thank you, clarence page. we have a great programming note. sunday, barack obama will be david gregory's guest. i think you can bet that david will ask him all about the fiscal cliff talks. that is on "meet the press." >>> and what became of john boehner because not long ago he was the leader of a powerful leader of the house, but now he can't get his caucus to vote on the much approved plan b, and he is on the sidelines watching the fiscal cliff with the rest of us. this is "hardball." 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[ clock ticking ] [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8. or...try kids boxes! >>> welcome back to "hardball." the president has made clear he wants a deal, but just how will a deal get done? joining me now from the hill is nbc's kelly o'donnell. kelly, i have heard a lot today about the house bill going to one, to the senate and getting amended, and is this some kind of smoke screen for the house republicans or some kind of legislative need to use the vehicle that has already been passed? >> well, at the risk of this being the eyes glazed over moment, one of the big issues here is that you are are dealing with something that is about essentially taxes, and the constitutional and the laws make it a requirement that that originate in the house of representatives. they have the power of the purse. so one of the challenges beyond the political arguments and the handshake-style deal making we hope will happen over the next few days, there are the mechanics of getting it done and getting it done in time. now, i'm always surprised be by procedure that there is a way to pull a rabbit out of the hat when they have agreement, but there are steps to be taken. will they allow for much debate, or will the house take a look at what the senate has done, and the big power shift here, richa richard, is that we have been so focussed on the house and what speaker boehner could or could not do and the talks were focused between the president and speaker boehner. when he was unable to get enough votes for his idea to have the income tax threshold be at $1 mi million and when that did not work, he insisted that the senate begin to act. politically that is important, because they want to see how many democrats are on board and will all of them join in, and how many senate republicans and especially the more conservative members and members up for re-election in 2014 and how many of them would be prepared to go forward, and then that gives boehner more muscle to try to get enough of his republican members to goal along. in the house, they will need house democrats, and they will need republicans. so there is a mechanical part of this. there is a plit will cal arm wrestling part of this, and there is what will unfold over the next 24 hours in how can they reach a deal. sources in both parties are telling me that part of the sticking point right now is where to set the income threshold and what happens to estate taxes. speaker boehner is saying that the sequester, that big ugly word for automatic cuts makes sure that it is going to stay in and meaning spending cuts which would change the game going forward because those big spending cuts could lead to jobs and issues that will be probably some of the unforeseen consequences of what happens here. the cut are important, because if the taxes are raised the republicans want to be able to argue that they were able to cut government spending. so while this is an important part, there are many chapters that are going to be happening over the next 24 hours, and we will see if they can get it done. the goal to have something ready to look at by sunday. >> thank you, kelly. my eyes did not glaze over, honestly. this has been a rough couple of weeks for john boehner and hard to believe he is the first casualty of the war. as kelly just said, boehner put forward the plan b only to withdraw it when he could not rustle up enough republican votes, and since then he is more of an observer than a player in the crisis. joining me is rob acosta, and "republic's" john stein. as we just heard from kelly o'donnell, they will be faced with needing democrats to get this deal through if we do indeed have a deal, and then he has to go back to the caucus and say, re-elect me as speaker. how does he do that? >> well, these are two separate questions, richard. on the first point, boehner has a tough time corralling some of the republican votes to vote for obama's plan. if the president brings the 250 plan to the house floor and it gets through the senate, wow won't see many republicans go after it, but at the same time, boehner is pretty safe when it comes to the speakership. you had guys like tom price or eric canter or other guys if they were making noise against him, there would be huge noise that he is in trouble, be but i don't hear that. i'm on capitol hill everyday and i don't hear that and i believe he is safe because there is not a challenger. >> if boehner is safe in the job, that does not mean to say he is at all relevant here, because they are negotiating past him right now and he is not a factor, is that right? >> yes, it is right, and that is partly because boehner proved na he could not get it through the house, and now the ball is in mitch mcconnell's corner, andi i can only imagine how upset mitch mcconnell is with boehner, with his inability to get republican support. and all for the eye when he is up for reelection in 2014. but yes, house speaker boehner has shown that he is not entirely, but largely ineffectual, but i agree with robert, there is nobody else there waiting for him to fall. the deputies eric canter and mccarthy were both there when plan b was introduced and failed to pass, so the large successors are not there. >> and paul ryan is another guy to watch. he is the guy who has the real support of the house conservatives and a lot of people who don't love boehner, they love paul ryan and ryan at the final minute of plan b and he was whipping for plan b and came out in support of plan b, and if paul ryan the most high profile guy who could be a consensus candidate against boehner is not even interested. >> if the president gets it through, doesn't this mean that going forward he has to negotiate with mitch mcconnell and what is the point of talking to the house republicans at this poi point? >> you to include john boehner because he is the speaker of the house, and in control of of the house, but you are making a fair point that the power of the republicans to drive the debate is being under question right now, and we are not sure how boehner can do it moving forward coming to the debt ceiling, and people will look at this experience on the fiscal cliff as an example of how john boehner may or may not drive the discussion. >> and also at the last hour, horse trading gets thrown on to the table, and then they get upset about it. so what is going to be thrown out that will get them upset? >> well, the thing that will get them piqued is that tax rates. obama is preferring a $250,000 threshold, but in the process of trying to hammer out the deal, it is raised to $400,000 or $500,0 $500,000, and the base is going to be angry about that, and that is offset by satisfaction that some of the entitlement reforms that the president had signed off on earlier such as changing the structure for social security will not likely be in this deal, and obviously, everything remains to be seen, and the estate tax is a big sticking point, because obama wants to see it go up, and the senate republicans will insist that it stay at the current rate. >> thank you, robert costa and sam stein. we will be back in a moment. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> welcome back to hardball. what will a deal look like if there is one? and who is going to wind up giving up more on the tax cuts for wealthy americans? harry reid insists $250,000 is a threshold, but it may not hold. joining me now is josh green of bloomberg business week. josh, for the markets, for the business community, whether it is $250,000 and i know sit is a big deal for the politicians in washington, but $250,000 or $400,000 or $500,000, is there a big difference? >> no. the ceos have said to raise our taxes and we want a deal, and don't go over the cliff, because it will imperil the recovery and any deal is better than no recovery. >> and the markets have been volatile, and i dont n't know ie can show the chart, but every piece of news whether it is up or down, you can see from the peaks and the troughs here just for a tweet or a facebook post would send the market in a spin. >> well, wall street is expecting washington to do what it does, and at the last minute everybody will come together to stay off disaster and only in the last couple of days has the possibility entered the mind that we won't. and when mcconnell said we will go over the cliff, you can see the plunge, and then when reid came out and said that it will, then it shot up. and when obama said we are offering a new plan, then the market fell again, and if we don't reach a deal by sunday night, by the time monday markets open, it will be a plunge. >> and the markets perform how people are performing through the year, and the markets are closed down, but the expectat n expectations are high, and they have to stay high, right this is. >> well, that is the danger that you saw the optimistic tone coming out of the discussion and raising the perception they will work it out and make the backlash, the whiplash stronger if we get to sunday and turns out that the talks fall apart and there is not going to be a deal. >> does the market find tor business community find any of the characters reassuring? do they want to hear from one of the people? >> well, i think that they want to hear reassuring things from all of the characters. anybody on wall street and any ceo does not put a lot of faith in any of them. but the deal discussed does not include the debt limit, so whether we strike one not this weekend, we will have a bigger showdown in two months over the debt ceiling and from the market standpoint and economy standpoint, that is much, much more scarier than anything that happens with the fiscal cliff. >> who gets us through that? anyone left? >> well, your guess is as good as mine. white house people say that obama refuses to negotiate and he believes that the public is behind him, but it is not a compelling argument no the house republica republican, and that is the huge danger that people are focusing on which is the debt limit, because it is not part of the discussions, and that means we will go through it again in 60 or 90 days. >> thank you, josh green from bloomberg business. that is "hardball" for now, and coming up next is "your business" with jj ramberg. that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. see what's new from campbell's. progressive direct and other car insurance companies? 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-automatic weapon. >> on "meet the press," david gregory asked the nra's chief spokesman, why not bring back the ten-year ban that expired in 2004. >> i don't believe that's going to make one difference. there are so many different ways to evade that. you had that for ten years. it was on the books. columbine occurred right in the middle of it. it didn't make any difference. >> the prospect of a ban on magazines or the kind of guns called assault weapons have people in atlanta standing in line for more than an hour at a gun show. customers at this shooting ranging in arizona say those weapons are widely used by sportsmen. >> guys that shoot clays, guys that shoot trophy animals, you know, a lot of them are done with semi-automatic hunting rifles. >> a group representing mothers says it will fight hard for a ban. >> 80 million moms are just not going to let the 4 million members of the nra drive the discussion on this. >> both sides are prepared for the biggest battle over gun control in 20 years. pete williams, nbc news, washington. >> what is open today if you need to get out of
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guards in school, nra's wayne lapierre remained defiant in his one and only interview with david gregory. >> if it's crazy for calling for armed police in our schools to protect our children, call me crazy. >> reporter: the nra's leader dismissed calls for weapons bans. >> reporter: americans are responding, some buying weapons. >> i'm here to take advantage of an opportunity to do something about that before it happens. >> reporter: others protesting at gun shops. >> it's just not right. it's just insanity. insanity. >> reporter: back on capitol hill lawmakers address how to address this prickly issue, another stalemate and fiscal cliff negotiation. >> our republican colleagues by refusing to go along with revenues are risking the fiscal cliff. >> i think we're going to fall out of the fiscal tree. there will not be a big deal. >> reporter: confidence in any progress now at a minimum. lawmakers return from their holiday recess on thursday, and when they do, they will have their work cut out for them. reporting live in washington, i'm danielle leigh. veronica, back to you. >>> th
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president said, that interview with david gregory was taped yesterday. they described it as discordant remarks based on the fact harry reid and mitch mcconnell were working at it and continue to do so with their top staff and the representatives as well. where are we? i have been told there's movement from both sides that is considered constructive. it's not something they are ready to bring forward. we won't get incredible details until members get briefed. when you look at what's happening inside the room things like what threshold should taxes become higher or unemployment benefits or other taxes, all the variables. they have to decide and gauge will their membership also agree. it's a really important two-step. to give you a sense of how members are preparing themselves for what may come, here is lindsey graham who was on television earlier this morning. >> exceedingly good. i think people don't want to go over the cliff. i think what have we accomplished, political victory to the president. hats off to him. he's going to get tax rate increases, maybe not at 250, but upper rate ame
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. this sunday, president obama will be david gregory's interview -- guest on meet the press. that port strike is averted for now. the longshoremen union has expired -- extended their expiring contract by 30 days. it puts off a strike by more the 14,000 longshoremen at 50 ports across the country, including here in baltimore. a strike with the crippled operations at ports. it's reported major steps have been taken towards resolving this ongoing dispute. an abrupt end to the career of one long term maryland civil- rights leader. carl snowden will retire january 8. the office of the announcement earlier today. the decision comes amid legal problems. he was convicted last month of marijuana possession and has a court date for violating his probation in a drunk driving case. tonight was a reversal of fortune for morgan state university's president. the board of regents voted to renew his contract, weeks after voting not to. >> president wilson was diplomatic when i inquired about what led up to this controversy and why it suddenly ended in his favor, instead of pointing the finger at his cr
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winter storm was a miss. boy, were we lucky. >> the northeast is getting pounded. we will tell you what to expect . [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, and late- breaking, this is 11 news tonight. >> good evening. lawmakers are making a last- ditch effort to find a way to avoid falling off the fiscal cliff. the deadline is looming on new year's day. tonight there is no sign that leaders are closer to agreeing on a deal. >> with time running out, staffers huddled behind closed doors against the backdrop of a snowy capital, trying to hammer out a last-minute deal. president obama pushed lawmakers to act. >> we cannot let washington politics get in the wake of america's progress. >> the president met with top party leaders friday calling on them to allow a vote on his plan would raise taxes on those making more than $250,000. >> i believe such a proposal could pass both houses with majorities, as long as these leaders allow it to come to a vote. >> roy blunt delivered the response, criticizing the president's proposal. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% will not only pay 1/3 of the interest owed on this massive $16 trillion debt. >> sources say senate leaders harry reid and mitch mcconnell are drafting a small stopgap plan that could include extending unemployment insurance, protecting 30 million americans from paying the alternative minimum tax, and allowing tax rates to increase on the wealthiest americans. but the issue remains a major sticking point, with many republicans resisting any tax increase. economists says the last minute product -- a process called into question washington's ability to deal with the hard issues of tax reform. >> the prospects for the economy are incredibly dim until we tackle these challenges and put some certainty into the economy and boost confidence. >> meanwhile, americans watch with worry and frustration heard >> i think they are failing as. i am so sick and tired of them. >> is it the equivalent of worrying about your mortgage after you are homeless. it is a sad. they have a job to do and they are not doing it. >> tomorrow morning, president obama will be david gregory's guest on "meet the press". you can catch his interview on 11 news at 10:00 a.m. now to today's storm, the third we saw this week. while there was snow and frederick and carroll counties, many folks might call this the good kind of snowstorm, the kind that covered the ground just enough for kids to sled and melt by the end of the day. dropping termperatures combined with a damp paper and could make for icy spots on the road. but how much good news for as translated into bad news up north. >> it is interesting what happens today. we had one area of low pressure coming from ohio earlier today. that one fell apart and transferred its energy to a coastal low. it delayed the snow until 10:00 a.m. but the storm turned into a big nor'easter up in the northeast part of the country, producing 10 inches of snow around boston and into connecticut. on the back side of that storm, it will turn windy and cold. we will check the 7 day when i come back. >> thank you. now to pictures of the big nor'easter as it moved quickly today, dumping snow from the ohio valley to parts of new england, up to 1 foot in some spots. it is great for sledding. it had residents shoveling out from the second big snowfall in a week. it created hazardous driving conditions. drivers were warned to be cautious tonight. officials lowered the speed limit on much of the pennsylvania turnpike. in howard county, police say they cracked a string of burglaries that hit home to columbia and ellicott city tonight. one of the alleged victims says she is living in constant fear since the crime. nadia? >> the alleged victim is concerned the man she accused as a burglar will be on the streets again. this woman who asked us to conceal her identity for fear of retaliation lives in fear after coming face-to-face with a burglary at her howard county house. >> he knows where i live. he knows what i look like. >> police arrested a 28-year-old and charged him with multiple counts of burglary and theft. the man was arrested in connection to a robbery at his home in the 2600 block of melbourne road. >> i said i have been nervous ever since. >> she said she came home to find a truck in her driveway. she thought it was the telephone company, since crime rarely happens in this community. she was confronted by the man who threw her jewelry at her, apologize, and drove off. >> he spat out, cut sideways there. you could see what he did to the fence. >> she says he did take off with the jewelry box, but the family heirlooms including her parent'' wedding rings. >> he walked right by the electronic. >> investigators linked him to at least three more december burglaries' in howard county where he is accused of stealing watches and jewelry. authorities said he pled guilty in carroll county earlier this month to first-degree burglary. his four-year sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation when he committed another crime. >> that charge -- i hold the judge as responsible for this as i do the criminal. he should not have been out. >> he is being held without bond at the howard county detention center tonight. >> crowds lined up for the nation's gun show at the dulles exports center today. the show usually attracts thousands of buyers. but this year, organizers say there was overwhelming interest in the wake of the sandy hook school massacre, many people said they wanted to buy assault rifles and high-capacity magazines before possible ban. >> say something should happen and we no longer have the right to guns. that means that somebody decided we will change the constitution. that's it starts the ball rolling on other things. >> the fbi reported a record 16.8 million background checks for guns this year. still ahead on 11 news, new york city's second subway murder this month. tonight, who police arrested for the latest crime and why they say it was a hate crime. plus, a plane runs out of landing strip in moscow and crashes onto a highway. we will have that story when we continue >> a plane ran out of runway and crashed onto a highway in moscow. broke into pieces and caught on fire. 12 crew members were on board. four of them were killed. investigators say initial indications point to pilot error. the latest subway murder in new york city was a hate crime. they charged a 31-year-old erik menendez. she is accused of pushing a man in front of a 7 train. she says she has hated muslims since 9/11 that he thought the victim was one. the victim was from india. former president george h.w. bush is out of intensive care and improving. he is in a regular hospital room. the bushes thank everyone for their prayers. he is the oldest living former president. he has been in the hospital since november 23 to be treated for bond credits. -- bronchitis. dropping temperatures could mean icy patches on the road. >> temperatures will drop into the 20's. we will let you know what you can expect in the 7 day forecast in a moment. here's a look outside -- partly cloudy, 37 at the airport. the weather is next. >> the harlem globetrotters took to the court tonight. before every game, fans decide the rules. they cast votes on everything from playing of two balls that was to double points. tomorrow, the harlem globetrotters play at the new federal credit union or arena. today was the fourth day of kwanzaa. they celebrated by holding family fun days. it included in african marketplace, musical performances, and a ceremony with storytelling. this year's theme was, a child shall lead them. >> now your 11 insta-weather- plus forecast. >> like i said at the top of the show, we lucked out today. if you were rooting for the big snow, this storm stolen away from us. either way, this nor'easter is pounding the folks in new england. on the backside, the winds are whipping up coming out of the north and northeast and whipping in the cold air at home. over the next 24 hours, those winds will pick up 25 to 30 miles an hour. we just had a 26 mile per hour gusts at the airport. 23 in westchester -- that is producing wind chills of the lower end of the 20's. the wind chill in parkton is 22. 27 in edgewood. it will probably drop into the teens by late tonight after midnight. be prepared. the actual temperatures are in the low to mid 30's. there will probably be some re- freeze. although the wind is driving a lot of that. i doubt there will be huge icy spots for you to contend with in the morning. the futurecast. you can watch the time frame at the top of your screen. 9:00 tomorrow. tomorrow will be a quiet day. kind of windy and chilly but we do not expect any precipitation. plenty of sunshine. there could be a couple of snow flurries in the mountains. 8:00 in the morning on monday. you will notice a little bit of cloud cover starting to build up. there will be a system passing south of us on the years eve and new year's day that could produce a couple of light rain or snow showers. this is 7:30 in the evening under year's eve. it will be dry until midnight. but during the day, on tuesday, that system will probably be close enough to produce some rain or snow in the southern suburbs. but that does not look like a big deal. the forecast looks like this -- partly cloudy and cold for the rest of the night. damages will drop into the upper 20's. but the wind chills will be in the teens. during the day tomorrow, breezy and chilly with high temperatures in the upper 30's. 7 day forecast. going through the new year. that slight chance for a couple of rain or snow showers new year's day. another chance on thursday as the storm passes south of us. the high temperatures will stay below average. upper 30's. >> of rare treat in washington d.c. the public will get a chance to see the emancipation proclamation in person at his home at the national archives. >> it lines up with the declaration of independence as one of the great documents in history. >> the emancipation proclamation signed by president lincoln on january 1, 1863. is 150 years old on newsday. to celebrate it is making a rare public appearance sunday through tuesday at the national archives. >> when you can see it up front and see lincoln's signature and all the other provisions of the document, it brings the document to life. >> it declared that all slaves in states rebeling against the union were to be forever free. but it did not immediately and slavery. president lincoln did not have the power to enforce it in areas under confederate control. >> to afford us this moment, now, now. >> what the document did do was become a symbol of hope for 4 million slaves and change the character of the war. >> it was important. it was a military measure. lincoln did not do this for humanitarian reasons. he did it because he was able to, as a consequence of being commander in chief. >> this is the official document with the u.s. seal and lincoln's signature. it is really made accessible, having been damage decades ago by light exposure. conservatives rotate which of the five pages are shown. this exhibit will display pages two and 5. >> our strategy is to limit the amount of light exposure. that means to limit the length of time on display and also, to keep the light levels low. >> perceiving this piece of history for people today and generations to come. >> just think that is so cool. it will be on display in the rotunda of the national archives tomorrow, monday and tuesday. and years eve, the exhibit will stay open past midnight. now time to talk sporrts. it was a huge night for taos and basketball. >> what do suppose it would take for me to lead with towson over navy? something pretty special. >> this is powerball. good evening. tonight's guarantee that jackpot is $40 million. get out those ticket and let's play powerball. your first number for tonight is 55. followed by the number 52. and congratulations to kevin from louisiana who won $40,000. your remaining white ball numbers are 46, 50, and that last number -- is 36. remember, if you match this powerball number, you always win. that number for tonight is 14. more look at our winning powerball numbers. >> now 11 sports with pete gilbert. >> a couple of years ago, an oregon state basketball coach scheduled a series with towson. he wanted to spend time with family around the holidays, his family being the first lady michelle obama. last year they got the win and celebrated the new year. the decision that the beavers may now regret. tonight, they went down 19 in the second half. the beavers, a chance after chance after chance. make no good of it. we go to overtime. the tigers up 2. starks, goodness, that is a tough shot. towson has an answer. shot fake. bowler! drills the jumper. beavers, one less chance. they score. a foul on oregon. offensive pass interference, no bucket. the tigers won. oregon state with wins over alabama in kansas, falls to the tigers. towson the biggest victory in school history. maryland today trying to avoid of similar fate. home to delaware state. seeking the 11th consecutive win. a mismatch for anyone. sluggish starat. taj tate. the terps will get going. howard, a really good point guard. inside to len. he was a lot taller than the other guys. howard to wells. rise and shine. terps 79-50. one more tuneup before conference play begins january 5 against virginia tech. the maryland women finals. fans enjoy a blowout win. 72-40. thomas 22 points. maryland is 10 and two on the year. three weeks ago, navy poured its heart and soul into beating army. barely practicing for the ball game with arizona state. today, it showed. they were completely out mass. they played in san francisco. arizona state did whatever it wanted to. navy did have its moments. the second quarter -- reynolds. i do not know how he did that. making a 21-7. a-state scored touchdowns on its first nine possessions. wow. kelly to alonzo -- for the 11- yard touchdown. the sun devils put on the brakes and still won it 62-28. navy finishes the season the within 8-5 record. the ravens made their way to cincinnati. not sure what to expect from sunday's game. a meaningless game, but regardless of the result, going into the postseason, ray rice says that the ravens are ready now. >> are talking about a team who is battle tested. there is not nothing you can throw at us we have not dealt with -- we have dealt with injury and even death with one of our teammates family members. we have dealt with everything else you can imagine in one year. so this team is focused. >> the ravens have gone to 10-5. cam cameron was fired a few weeks ago. here they sit. they will host a game in the playoffs next week. >> i am ready. stay with us. we will have another check of the 11 insta-weather-plus forecast. >> the crystal ball is ready to drop. today, organizers of the new year's eve party in times square tested the air-worthiness of the confetti. it is their job. >> be put that on your resume? >> i'm a confetti-tester. >> a cool job. we can do this. >> i can throw paper out the window. breezy and cold tomato puree the high double to 39. the wind chills in the 20's. there is a slight change for rain or snow on the new year's day. imagine the interview to get that job. >> all right. thanks, guys. thanks for making me laugh. thanks for joining us. join us tomorrow morning.
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>>> just so upsetting because gone at 19 years old. >> friends react tonight to the murder of a 19-year-old fairfax county football player. good evening everyone. i'm jim rosenfield. xavier stringfellow was found dead last night in vienna and tonight police have made an arrest in the case. news 4's darcy spencer talked with former high school teammates tonight who are devastated by the news. >> ryan and xavier stringfellow show off their rings after winning the state football championship at battlefield high school in prince william county in 2010. swingle was devastated to learn his former teammate was found murdered in this van friday night in vienna. >> i was heart broken. it was really hard because he was one of those guys who brought me under his wing and kind of showed me what to do, what not to do. it hurts me that he's gone like that. >> reporter: investigators say the 19-year-old manassas man was stabbed to death during a struggle with someone he did not know but had arranged to meet. they wouldn't say why. detectives charged 22-year-old johnny bonilla with murder. he was arrested at his home in gainsville saturday afternoon. stringfellow was found behind the wheel of the van around 7:00 p.m. near chambridge road. he was a star player and a leader on and off the field. coach mark cox told me the all star player was recruited to play nose guard at ferrum college in virginia where he appears on the roster in 2012 as a sophomore. cob said he was a great football player and human being. swingle's mom, lorena, said she knew stringfellow since he was a kid. >> he is a good kid, takes care of the other ones, came to the games, would be on the sidelines, trying to hype up the kids, and it's just so upsetting someone like that would just be gone. >> reporter: swingle and the other players return to high school this week made harder now that stringfellow, number 53, is off the field forever. >> especially hard without him because he was the one that was always having the positive attitude, positive outlook, and just looking out for everyone. >> reporter: darcy spencer, news 4. >>> to the weather now. snow fell around our area earlier today but little of it stuck. there were flurries in d.c., virginia, and maryland but by late this afternoon the snow had turned to rain so tonight transportation crews are concerned about icy roads. v dot deployed trucks to pretreat bridges and highways to prevent treacherous conditions. temperatures are expected to dip well below freezing tonight. storm team 4 meteorologist kim martucci is here with what to expect overnight. >> in addition to dropping temperatures we have to talk about gusty winds. they're already beginning to fire up, up in hagerstown we've clocked wind gusts at 32 miles an hour. needless to say, we are going to have cold wind chills tonight. already it feels like 37 in d.c. but it feels like 22 in hagerstown and 28 in martinsburg. overnight we'll see those wind gusts make it feel like the teens. so when you step outside tomorrow morning, to pick up that paper, it'll feel a lot colder than what the number says on your thermometer. as for the snow, it's winding up across new england. i'll forecast abotalk about tha west virginia and whether it will affect us and how things look heading into the new year and all the new year's eve celebrations. my full forecast is a few minutes away, jim. >> thanks, kim. >>> work continues behind closed doors tonight to get a last-minute deal that steers us away from the fiscal cliff. sources tell nbc news party leaders in the senate are drafting a small stop-gap plan. the question is whether minority leader mitch mcconnell and majority leader harry reid can draft a bill that will pass the house. any bill that does come up for a vote tomorrow or monday will likely not address massive spending cuts but lawmakers are trying to avoid tax increases for most americans. nbc's david gregory talked to president obama about negotiations today in an interview that airs on "meet the press" tomorrow. the president continues to be optimistic but he, i think, in part is doing the interview on "meet the press" because he wants to keep the pressure on republicans to get something done and made very clear in the course of the interview that there's a political cost to be paid if there is not a deal. you can see the full interview with the president from the white house tomorrow morning on "meet the press" at 10:30 right here on nbc 4. >>> some good news for former president george h.w. bush tonight. he's out of intensive care. the 88-year-old's been in the hospital for five weeks now. he was recovering from bronchitis last weekend when he developed a fever and was moved to the icu. the bush family released a statement today saying they're thankful for everyone's prayers and good wishes. >>> tomorrow is the big day for redskins fans. they face the cowboys of course with their division title on the line. jason is here as we gear up for tomorrow's make or break game. >> it seemed like the day would never get here earlier this week but now it's finally here. just one more day. no matter who wins or loses this is one of the games redskins fans will always remember. it's moments like these that can define a season. a career or even a legacy. the redskins understand what it would mean for this franchise to win tomorrow. with so much on the line, you better believe mike shanahan and his team are ready to leave it all on the field come sunday night. >> these are the games you'll remember for the rest of your life. win or go home. i don't care what playoff game when i look back at an assistant or head coach you go back and you think about the great experiences you had or the bad memories you had because you want to take advantage of the opportunities when they exist. they don't come around every day. when they do you want to make sure you play your best and you're prepared. you prepare yourself the best possible way. >> and don't forget cowboys/redskins will take place right here on nbc 4. it will start with redskins showdown. our pregame show. be sure to stick around for news 4 at 11:00 followed by redskins final at the game. coming up in sports we'll have more on the redskins and cowboys. now the skins plan to contain receiver dez bryant. can't wait for that ball game. >> win or go home. that says it all. >> pretty simple. >> see you in a little bit. >>> still ahead right here tonight new dash cam video. the moments right before a plane veers off a runway in russia. also we're learning more about the suspect accused of pushing a man in front of a new york subway. her surprising confession. >>> and new photos from mars. >>> that's new dash cam video tonight of a deadly plane crash in moscow. this was posted on youtube and shows the moment a red wings airline plane overshoots the runway at russia's third largest airport and comes to rest near the highway. there were no passengers on the plane and apparently no one on the ground was hurt but at least four members of the eight person crew died. investigators still trying to figure out why the plane veered off the runway. we're getting our first look at the woman accused of pushing a man in front of a subway train in queens. police have charged 31-year-old erica menendez with murder as a hate crime. she was arrested this morning after someone recognized her from this surveillance video. menendez is accused of shoving 46-year-old sodano sen onto the tracks as the train approached on thursday. police she she admitted to doing it because she said she hated hindus and muslims since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. he was a hindu immigrant who had been living in the u.s. for more than 20 years. >>> nasa released new photos of the red planet. the most amazing is a self-portrait of the mars rover "curiosity." the 50 image composite provides a better view than the self-portrait from november. there it is. behind the rover you can see its ultimate destination mount sharp. when "curiosity" arrives it will test for of course any signs of primitive microbial life. >>> the storm system is out of our area but left behind much cooler temperatures. storm team 4 meteorologist kim martucci will tell us what we martucci will tell us what we can expect for the rest of ♪ ♪ and the flowers and the trees all laugh when you walk by ♪ ♪ and the neighbors' kids... what does being true to yourself have to do with being healthy? everything. ♪ but you're not ♪ you're the one ♪ one, one, one, one, one ♪ the one ♪ one, one, one, one, one ♪ the one ♪ one, one, one... i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >>> firefighters in prince george's county spent the day going door to door checking to see if residents have working smoke detectors. a deadly fire broke out at 9:00 last night along court of laurel hill road. firefighters put out the flames in about 15 minutes but after they did they found an elderly woman dead inside the home. neighbors say they heard a commotion and could hear people yelling for help. >> i came home an heard screaming. i went out to my back yard and i saw just flames shooting out of the back window. >> and then the fire got worse and it started coming out the roof and it was building out the windows and the firemen knocked out some of the windows. >> two other people were hurt as they tried to get out. they are both expected to be okay. investigators are still not sure what caused the fire. a fire ripped through a shopping center in montgomery county. this started in a restaurant at university boulevard in new hampshire avenue. firefighters had to deal with some snow but they were able to get the flames out pretty quickly. no one was hurt. and the cause of this fire is still under investigation. >>> an update to a crash we told you about last night at 11:00. a 16-year-old girl hit by a car at first street and new york avenue northwest has now died. d.c. police say she crossed against the signal and outside the crosswalk around 6:00 last night. she was hit by a car and then run over by a tan suv with d.c. plates. the driver of the car stayed on the scene but police are still looking for that suv. from the midwest to the northeast winter storms are going to make many areas of the country white for the new year. thousands of travelers had to battle the weather as they made their way home from christmas. roads from the ohio valley to the boston area were slick. the weather caused several accidents as you can imagine on roads that look like that. >> no fun. they're getting hammered up in new england right now. boston, even cape cod. >> a lot of snow up there. >> yeah. >> it didn't take much in our area up in northern maryland. i was coming south of 95 today. doesn't take much to make it slippery. >> they got several inches out there in western virginia and northern and western maryland. we have some pictures that you guys have been sharing with us. we want to start off with a snowy scene. in western virginia here this is over between round hill and hillsboro. really beautiful farm. you can see the snow coming down. i got several inches out there. the most i found so far is out in frostburg, maryland 4 inches and west of there garret county even more. now this is earlier today. this dog had a good time and i would imagine he probably brought in a few muddy paw prints. what do you think? >> wet. >> you're a dog owner. you know about these things. >> they love it. >> all right. here's what we are in storm 4. the big chill is on the way. snow is gone. gusty winds up neck. this means chills in the teens tonight and it'll feel like the 20s throughout the day tomorrow. so what about new year's day also? we have a little system that will be skirting just to the south bringing us a little rain or snow maybe. lows tonight though you got to say a lot colder than where we've been. down into the 20s actual numbers with around 30 in d.c. so everywhere at or below freezing and again it is going to feel like the teens in the morning. we're at 40 now so not so bad. this is deceiving. our winds have been gusting. at the moment they're calm but earlier tonight we had a 39-mile-per-hour gust at national. right now other temperatures across the area show 36 in martinsburg, west virginia. still some lower 40s just to our south around fredericksburg over toward southern maryland. but these are the wind chills. this is what it feels like outside. it feels like 37 in d.c. it feels like 22 lonely degrees up in hagerstown. these are the numbers you have to dress for come tomorrow. those chilly numbers. if you're looking for the snow just head on out to western maryland. they're still under that winter storm warning and will be piling it up big time around 12 inches for storm totals when we say after tomorrow afternoon the winter storm warning goes until 1:00 tomorrow afternoon. we'll get up above the ground and check out the storm departing up across new england. and this batch of activity is going to hit the upslope areas of the mountains. those are the slopes facing the northwesterly wind and then the air will dry out on the other side of the mountain range. we're not going to see any of this moisture here in the form of any snow. we're just going to have those gusty winds. actual lows around 30 tomorrow morning and the high right around 38. again, feeling like the 20s throughout the day. the skins are playing cowboys tomorrow night. 8:00. at fedex field. it's going to be in the low 30s but probably going to feel more like the mid and lower 20s if you're going to the game. here is our new year's day forecast coming at us. maybe a little bit of moisture i think new year's eve celebration should be dry. we're turning windy and cold in the morning. 25 to 30 when you get up feeling like the teens. tomorrow afternoon the sun is back. a blustery, cold day. that's all you need to know. 31 to 38. extending this forecast now. that hiccup coming our way new year's day. the storm system throws clouds for sure. maybe a snow or rain shower. and then we kind of keep it cold so that's my weather forecast. the big story. the gusty winds and the cold weather for tomorrow. >> it is windy. it's going to feel like the 20s at the game. >> yes. dress for that. >> bundle up. okay. thanks. coming up in sports th >>> the big buildup to tomorrow's game you've got 24 hours to talk about it. >> you know, it's at night. i know redskins fans probably wish it was earlier but you get buildup. it's right here on nbc 4. >> just get on your couch and keep it on all night. >> both cowboys and redskins have reasons for managing to turn around the season. for dallas the growth of one player in particular, receiver dez bryant on a tear the last five games catching eight touchdown passes during that stretch. making the challenge of containing bryant that much more difficult. >> he is a heck of a football player. he has all the physical assets to be a great football player and just had to put it all together and looks like he has and he has great hands, great speed and a big body so we've got, it'll be a great challenge. >> he is a playmaker. even in our football game he made plays. you know, we know that. we know that about him. he knows that about himself. i pulled him aside after the game and told him, you know, just keep playing. keep playing. keep fighting. you know, maybe i shouldn't have given him that advice. you know, any time you got a playmaker like that at that position that's that dynamic, he's going to make plays. he is definitely able to do that. >> don't forget cowboys/redskins right here on nbc 4. it all starts with the pregame show. redskins showdown. be sure to stick around for news 4 at 11:00 for redskins final after the ball game. >>> moving on to the college level, pin stripe bowl at yankee stadium. west virginia and syracuse getting into it before the game. this one was testy. second quarter early on, up 12-0. smith finds stedman bailey on the quick spring pass. bailey does the rest. breaks a few tackles. he's gone 32 yards for the score. that cut the lead to 12-7. third quarter now same score. the snow starting to come down. drops back to pass, looking for his tight end. ball gets tipped but it does get to wells for the score. syracuse, they won the pin stripe bowl, 38-14. hunger bowl taking place in san francisco. navy up against arizona state. second quarter sun devils up 21-0. mitch trying to get back in, keenan reynolds stepping up finds matt aiken in the end zone. three-yard touchdown. navy is now down, 21-7. late in the first half sun devils up 28-7. taylor kelly going deep to rashad ross. he brings this one in for the 52-yard score. one of three touchdowns in the game for ross. arizona state, they cruise, 62-28. >>> last night the wizards won their fourth game of the season against the magic. although they still have the worst record in the league it was a victory to build on. tonight the team is in chicago hoping to put together back-to-back wins for the first time this season. although the bulls are struggling, they didn't let up tonight. their mascot, he didn't let up either. benny the bull getting up close and personal with the official. you can't touch the referees. automatic ejection. chicago looking good early. the fake shot and drive and basket. ymca would be proud. third quarter, bulls lead by four. mac with the bounce pass. knocks down the j. 11 points and 18 rebounds for okafor, down by just two, wiz. robinson drives the lane. he's going to stop them. pretty little finger roll there. chicago, they beat the wizards, 87-77. >>> down a level terps hoping to win their 11th straight game hosting delaware state. first half, maryland down by one. look at seth allen making the move. ditching to charles mitchell who puts it in. 19 points and 14 rebounds for mitchell. maryland up one. later on the pass, howard gives it up to dez wells. cleared for take off. monster jam by wells. set up beautifully. up 25 and logan inside to alex for the big-time jam. 79-50. their 11th straight win. fire up the bat. it's george mason basketball visiting south florida tonight. second half action tied at 22. johnny williams goes old school. watch this nice little post up move, hook shot making it. takes the lead 24-22. a few plays later south florida with the ball. anthony collins, knocks down the three-pointer. 14 points for brock. bulls on top by one. later in the half, up by six now. collins throws up the alley-oop to rudd. patriots come back but south florida, they hold on and win it, 61-50. that's your sports for tonight. looking forward to the big time game tomorrow. redskins and cowboys. should be a good one. >> do we like these conditions tomorrow for the game? >> the redskins are at home so i like that. >> it's an advantage. >> crazy cold weather right? >> cowboys play inside all the time in their own stadium. >> all right. lots to talk about tomorrow. >> yes. >> thanks. that's our news for tonight. "saturday night live" is up next. have a great
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>>> a light snowfall across our region. transportation crews now shifting their attention to the freezing temperatures tonight. good evening, everyone i'm jim rosenfield. we'll take a live look outside where a winter weather advisory just expired in d.c. but the temperatures are expected to take a dive so the concern is icy roads. snow fell in frederick, maryland, drivers saw some flurries. there is leftover snow on the ground from wednesday there. snow turned to rain here in d.c. joggers braving the weather. less than inch fell in maryland. as temperatures dip below freezing, officials warning drivers to take it easy. storm team 4 meteorologist kim martucci is here with more. >> not much snow fell at d.c. a trace at reagan national. if you go north of frederick you get to 3 inches or more. the storm is leaving us. we said good-bye to the flurries a while ago. that is where ski country is. here's what is next for us. gusty winds on the way picking up overnight. this sends the wind chills into the teens tonight. it will feel like the 20s tomorrow. when i see you next we'll talk about a hiccup in the weather system coming our way for new year's day. >> thanks, kim. >>> new tonight, a 19-year-old's death in fairfax county is being called a homicide. we know the name of the victim, xavier stringfellow. he was from manassas. darcy spencer has new details on the investigation. >> reporter: a fairfax county police officer discovered the scene. a van slammed through a wall and traveled up an embankment. when the officer looked inside he discovered the body of a 19-year-old man behind the wheel. he is a member of a college football team shown here on the 2012 roster. he went to battlefield high school. police say he died from trauma to the upper body not sustained in the wreck. police are investigating it as a homicide. >> you are not saying if is it a shooting or stabbing? >> the detectives have not revealed that but they are working on leads and following up several leads. >> reporter: it happened at 7:00 friday evening on a service road. investigators say evidence found at the scene led them to believe that he did not die from injuries caused by the crash. they are investigating why he was in the area about 17 miles from home. >> tonight a spokesman from the college said that the college sends its deepest condolences to the family. >>> yesterday he was singing to his doctors and nurses and more good news. he is out of intensive care. george h.w. bush was recovering from bronchitis last weekend when he developed a fever and was moved into the icu. the bush family said that they are thankful for everyone's prayers and good wishes. >>> the house and senate will be back in session tomorrow and that's the earliest we could see any vote on any deal to avoid or soften the blow of the fist call cliff. lawmakers are trying to piece something together tonight. but as brian mooar reports it will be far short of a grand bargain. >> reporter: as the senate leaders were mapping an escape from the fiscal cliff, president obama and republicans issued dueling messages on the web. >> we cannot afford the self inflicted wound to the economy. the folks you send to washington have to do their jobs. >> reporter: if the nation goes over the fiscal cliff next tuesday each side says the other is to blame. >> we can avoid the fiscal cliff if the president and the democrat-controlled senate step forward and work with republicans to solve this problem and solve it now. >> reporter: all over the country right now, uncertainty is in the air. >> it's not a matter of am i going to pay my light bill but is it going to deplete my savings. >> even if the impact isn't real, the perceived impact could cause a dropoff in sales. >> reporter: gets a deal is up to the top democrat and top republican. >> we are engaged in discussions, the majority leader and myself and the white house in the hopes we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation. >> whatever we come up with will be imperfect. that's where we are. >> reporter: harry reid and mitch mcconnell say they are confident they can find a compromise but they have to sell it to house speaker john boehner and his fellow republicans before monday night's deadline. brian mooar, nbc washington. >> and david gregory will have an interview with president obama on "meet the press." that's tomorrow morning at 10:30 right here on nbc 4. >>> you know what that means. it's make or break time for the redskins as they face the dallas cowboys tomorrow at fedex field. the winner is in the playoffs. jason is here with more. >> one more day and we'll see if the redskins are in the post season. six straight victories turned around the season. but this team isn't concerned about the past. come sunday none of that matters at fedex field. >> another game we have to go out and win. and that's the way we look at it. so, you know, every moment in your life is the biggest one at that time. we look forward to having many more of these but we have to take care of this one. >> the stakes are high, and emotions are going to be high. and we just got come out. we have to be perfect if we want to win the game. >> this game is going to be everything we got. there is no saving it for this or the second time around. they are getting everything we got. >> one game against the division rival with everything on the line. that's what makes the nfl great. the fans will be electric. and it's going to be a great game. >> the cowboys and redskins game will be here on nbc 4. we have you covered before, during and after the contest starting with the pre-game show, redskins showdown kick offat 8:20 and redskins final at the ball game. and we'll have more on the match-up. looking forward to it. should be a good one. >> going to take a break. new details tonight about the suspect accused of pushing a man in front of a new york subway. >>> frightening moments for travellers in russia today. >>> and the snow may be out of the area but in parts of the northeast it is really coming >>> at least four people were killed in moscow today when an airliner careened off the runway. it broke into pieces and caught fire. there were no passengers on board, only the eight person crew making the trip back from the czech republic. light snow was falling at the time but investigators don't know why the plane was unable to stop. >>> a bronx woman is charged with murder. police arrested the 31-year-old this morning after someone recognized her from this surveillance video. she is charged with second degree murder as a hate crime. she is accused of pushing a man off a queens subway platform on thursday. she said it was an act against muslims. the man was hindu. this is the second time this month that someone was pushed to death at a subway station. >>> crowds are turning out for the second day of the nation's gun show. but one group was notably absent. >>> snow came and went today, but now storm team 4 meteorologist kim martucci says hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> firefighters in prince george's county spent the day going door to door checking to make sure that residents have working smoke detectors. this comes after a deadly house fire in greenbelt that broke out at 9:00. the firefighters put out the flames in 15 minutes but they found an elderly woman dead inside this home. neighbors say they heard a commotion and could hear people yelling for help. >> i came home and i heardere a. and i went out in the backyard and saw flames shooting out the window. two others were hurt trying to escape. investigators are not sure what caused the fire. >>> thousands spent their saturday at the nation's gun show. the weather kept the protesters home today but didn't stop big crowds of potential buyers. many were there to buy things that are legal now but could be banned in the future. >> reporter: the nation's gun show it draws thousands at the dulles expo center like craig and his grandkids. >> i brought my grandsons down. i would like to get them involved in stuff like this and not be afraid of it. >> reporter: but the crowds are overwhelming. the lines a it the checkouts, enormous mostly in part to the ar-15. a gun that is sensationalized following mass shootings. >> it's going to drive us out of business is what it is. and we don't need any more kicks at us. >> reporter: it's the poster child for the assault rifle genera a line of guns that some say has no place in the hands of citizens. although the weather was cold and wet, scores of protesters were on hand opening day. >> people back at their home have stocks and stocks of guns. >> reporter: it's not just ar-15s flying off the tables, these high-round magazines were flying off the tables. they were a big seller. >> say we no long have the right to purchase a gun, that means that somebody got off their butt and decided to change the constitution a little bit and that starts the ball rolling on other things and will open the door to other issues. >> the gun show continues tomorrow and another one scheduled for february of next year. >>> back to the weather now. we didn't see much snow but other parts of the east coast have seen plenty. this is pittsburgh this afternoon. the western part of pennsylvania is expecting 6 to 18 inches tomorrow. a 45-mile-an-hour speed limit is in place on the pennsylvania turnpike. >> who was driving on 95 today? >> you were. you had to deal with low visibility. >> it's not that the snow was coming down heavily but it was gray, that flight light and enough precipitation to make it tough to see. >> glad you made it back safely. >> so am i. the bosses wouldn't be happy. >> the rumor has it that the boss is in pittsburgh. so hey. >> he let us know there was more snow out there. >> we had some snow today but not a jackpot by any stretch. out to the west in garrett county they will pick up 3 to 6 inches tonight. around here the storm is done. we have to get ready for cold temperatures and gusty winds. we'll show you what we are expecting in the nighttime hours. the clouds will break up during the overnight. we'll have a cold one. we'll get down to around 30. we're looking at subfreezing temperatures inside the beltway and the city streets. untreated streets will be a little slick. we'll keep the temperatures around 30 when your wake up for your wake up good night forecast. it's going to be breezy in the morning too. looking at wind gusts tomorrow morning and into the afternoon 25 miles an hour. so it's just going to feel a lot colder than maybe what you've been used to. 42 is the high. that's the number coming in right now. the low is 34. the average high is 44. dulles with .9 inch of snow. frederick got only about .8 inch. and martinsburg got about 3 inches and 4 inches in cumberland. we warmed up into the 40s today. didn't think we would but we did. lows tonight bottom out in the 20s. 30 in the metropolitan areas of annapolis and d.c. there is the winter storm warning out this there in ski country. 3 to 6 inches possible. but around here we are getting ready for the gusty winds. this storm winds up across new england and we will talk about what is heading our way next. gusty winds waking up with 30 degrees. this will feel like the 20s with the wind blowing. and watching this front over my shoulder to come our way new year's eve to bring clouds and rain or snow showers on new year's day. the redskins forecast? well, the cowboys are in town and it's just a little too cold for their liking. i think we will do well with the weather favoring us. windy and cold tomorrow morning. and tomorrow afternoon temperatures trapped in the 30s with gusty winds. we are okay new year's eve, just cloudy. new year's day a risk for a few showers and snowflakes. and we stay cold in the new year, highs trapped in the 30s, well below average. >> it will be january. >> it will. >> coming up in sports, jason will be here with more on the [ whistling ] come on, kid. i'm drew brees. and i'm harry. who? from one direction. platinum album. dudes. won the super bowl. on the cover. mvp. oh, yeah? [ girls screaming ] yeah. [ crowd cheering ] if you give him the pepsi, you can be in the band. really? ♪ and never, never, never stop for anyone ♪ ♪ tonight let's get some ♪ and live while we're young ♪ . >>> a lot on the line tomorrow. but rg3 seems to thrive on that. >> he plays his best when the stakes are at their highest and the team has been doing that the last six weeks. the redskins have a chance to clinch the nfc east tomorrow with a win against dallas. a big reason the skins have been successful is because of their running game. albert morris has been running like an experienced veteran. he is 104 yards short of breaking the single season running records. those watching closely are not surprised by the numbers. >> he has done such a great job and the numbers speak for themselves. but, you know, he's going to be successful for a long time. i think people appreciate what he's done and how well he's helped our offense. you got to have a back like him the to separate yourself, you know, from the rest of the pack and he is playing at a very high level. >> he runs hard. we always said it looks like he is playing pee-wee football out there. he never goes down and that's just the way he runs. he takes care a of his body and he can have 20 to 25 carries a game. we are proud of him and the way he is running. >> cowboys-redskins will be here on nbc 4. it starts with redskins showdown. stay here for the game and redskins final. >>> jeno smith has been outstanding for west virginia throwing for 40 touchdowns and six interceptions this season. but he met up with a top quarterback from syracuse. pinstripe bowl taking place at yankee stadium. it got testy before the game started. the field conditions were not great due to heavy snowfall. 'cuse up 12-0 in the second. but smith finds bailey on a quick screen and bailey did the rest. 32 yards for the score. that cut the lead. 12-7. later on, same score, third quarter now it's rob's turn. his pass here is going to get tipped by a defender but it lands right in the hands of his tight end. that's wells for score. 19-7, syracuse leads it. 'cuse is up 38-14 in the fourth quarter. >>> navy and arizona state. we are scoreless off the play fake. kelly hits ross for a 16-yard hookup. the sun devils go up 7-0. in the second quarter it's 21-0, asu. the mids trying to get on the board. reynolds steps up and finds aiken in the end zone for a touchdown. navy down 21-7. later on in the first half. the sun devils up 21-7. kelly deep to ross again and brings in a 52-yard score. arizona state is leading 41-7 in the fourth quarter. >>> the terps haven't looked back since losing to kentucky to start the year. ten straight victories. that string continued as too as the terps thrashed delaware state. hosting the hornets. first half, maryland down one. look at seth allen making the moves dishing to charles mitchell. maryland up one. later in the half, pass ahead to howard, no look, gives it to dez wells, cleared for takeoff. a monster jam by wells. logan the pass to lind for the dunk. maryland wins it 79-50. they're 11th straight victory. >>> virginia tech taking on byu salt lake city. pick it up at the start, scoreless. pass and he is money from behind the arc. hoss, 6 for 8 behind the line. alley-oop to brandon davies. he slams that one home. byu up 10. second half cougars running away with this one. up 89-67. hoss takes this one to the rack and tyler hoss led all scorers with 42 points. byu wins it 97-71. >> it's all about the skins tomorrow. >> it sure is. we're all over it. that's our news. nightly news is coming up next
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it's available on i tunes, we put a link on our web site and it comes with a very handsome set of steak knives as well. no, it doesn't. it doesn't. >> you don't give out guns? >> no, no, that will be fine. that is all for today. we'll be back next week. for now we wan >>> this morning on "first look", the head of the nra fires back at critics explaining why he wants to talk about gun violence in school with more guns. >>> retailers prepare for the last holiday hurrah as time tux away for shopping procrastinators. >>> plus, a u.s. senator arrested on dui charges. the world's most expensive christmas dinner. and "the hobbit" holds on. very good morning to you, i'm veronica de la cruz. critics are taking aim at its controversial plan to put armed guards in schools. the head of the powerful group is sticking to its guns on the explosive issue. one congress won't be able to do anything about until sometime next month. danielle leigh joins us. >> as the gun debate heats up, we're talking about uncertainty. across the country people are responding. some spending less this holiday season as the fiscal cliff nears, others buying guns as that debate intensifies. fresh off the demand for armed guards in every school, wayne lapierre remained defiant in his one and only interview with david gregory. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, call me crazy. >> reporter: the nra leader wanted to discuss munitions. >> i don't believe that will make a difference. >> reporter: throughout the country some americans are responding, some buying weapons. >> i'm here to take advantage of an opportunity to do something about that before it happens. >> reporter: others protesting at gun shops. >> it's just not right. it's just insanity. insanity. >> reporter: on capitol hill lawmakers address how to address this issue as they face another problem, another stalemate in fiscal cliff negotiations. >> our republican colleagues by refusing to go along with revenues are risking the fiscal cliff. >> i think we're going to fall out of the fiscal tree. >> reporter: confidence at a minimum. lawmakers return from their holiday recess on thursday and when they do, they will have their work cut out for them. i'm danielle leigh. veronica. back to you. >> thank you so much. >>> the pentagon says the commanding officer of s.e.a.l. team 4 has died. joe w. price died saturday of what u.s. military officials are calling a non-combat related injury. they tell nbc news his death death is being investigated as a possible suicide. s.e.a.l. team 4 was part of a mission to train local afghan police to combat the taliban. >>> in the meantime, what's being called a possible insider attack, a civilian american advisor was killed by a woman wearing an afghan uniform. at least 53 international troops have been killed by afghan soldiers or police this year. >>> back here at home now, it is crunch time for holiday shoppers. many retailers have expanded hours and stepped up promotions to entice those who waited until the very last minute to finish their christmas list. nbc's francis coe has more. >> reporter: as santa finishes up his list and checks it twice before his big trin, most americans are headed out, too, to finish shopping for everyone on their list. >> just getting something for my grand mom, something for my mom. >> mom, dad, brothers, sister. >> sneakers for my nephew. that's t. i'm done. >> reporter: but according to a survey last week, there are millions of shoppers who are not quite done. 132 million to be exact. 26 million hadn't even started. >> i know who i need to buy for but not what i'm buying yet. >> reporter: to help in the holiday rush many stores like target, toys"r"us, and macy's stayed open around the clock this weekend and plan to through christmas eve. >> a lot of people have really challenging work schedules. traditional work schedules really no more and people like the convenience. >> reporter: although a recent poll showed that 17% were planning to spend less this year, retail analysts say sales this holiday season are on track to top $586 billion. >>> and if we recall black friday did about $11.2 billion in sales but they had very strong results compared to last year. retailers are hoping that the consumers will come back and deliver those same strong results. >> reporter: so with only one day left to get it all wrapped up. shoppers are expecting hectic. >> i think it's more fun to do it at the end. >> reporter: but happy holiday eve. frances coe, nbc news. >>> undoubtedly this will be a tough christmas for many of those still suffering after hurricane sandy, but some of that pain has been relieved by a group called train of hope. they know what a big difference a helping hand can make. nbc's michelle franzen has more. >> reporter: at the amtrak station in new orleans volunteers from nearby swidell hard hit by katrina are organizing packing up pallets of diapers, shoes, blankets. the second run of donations for hurricane sandy victims. residents and firefighters here paying it forward. >> specifically we were focused on trying to make it better for the kids up there. >> reporter: in addition to basic supplies, this so-called train of hope will be filled with holiday toys all bound for sandy's smallest victims. 30 hours later the train rolls into newark, new jersey's, penn station. 27 pallets in all. half the toys go to the marine's toys for tots program, the rest end up here at engine 155 ladder 78 in staten island. >> looks like our own version of the polar express. >> children of firefighters, kids who lost everything in sandy's wake get to pick out brand new gifts. >> we lost a lot. he lost all his toys. so it feels good to be on the receiving end. >> especially during the holidays we know that there's a financial strain for the parents and we wanted to make sure that the children of this storm were still able to celebrate. >> reporter: louisiana organizers partnered with kathryn ryan, a firefighter o widow who runs a toy drive after her husband bobby's name. >> through their tragedy they knew what we would need and what would be helpful to us. >> christmas is going to be good this year, right, ryan? >> reporter: the need for smiles. and reminders that giving and receiving not only go hand in hand. >> such an incredible feeling to be on the giving end. you know, we've been on the receiving end before. >> reporter: but can also come full circle. michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. >>> and now for a look at your holiday travel forecast we turn to nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer. so did you get your christmas shopping done? >> i got most of it done. there's a part of my family i won't see until after christmas so, you know, i did decide to push that off. then i'll hit up all the after-christmas sales. >> so you're excused and you're going to save money? >> right. we just moved so we're surrounded by boxes. it's been a little overwhelming. hey, at least it is christmas time. the music is playing all over the radio and it certainly gets you into the spirit. and, in facts, oklahoma will get into the christmas spirit when you wake up to a bunch of snow on the ground tomorrow morning. there is the chance we could end up with some areas in oklahoma and northern arkansas picking up five to six inches of snow. it hasn't snowed on christmas day in little rock, arkansas, since 1926. so certainly a nice thing for the kids to wake up to tomorrow morning. the storm is actually still out here. we are in the meantime though seeing some rain showers, heavy at times, moving into western north carolina. this will continue to affect the east coast and then eventually move out over the water. again, that bigger storm system still bringing snow and rain to the west coast. mountain snow has been brutal with about five feet of snow reported in the mountains of california. that is the area of low pressure that is slowly going to trek eastward and then eventually bring snow to the area in oklahoma and arkansas and even winter storm watches posted across southeastern missouri up into southern illinois and into indiana as well. here you see this winter storm warning right through oklahoma city. it is going to get pretty nasty for traveling in that area where we could end up, again, with about six or seven inches of snow this this pink shade here. most areas in the east will be seeing a good amount of sunshine for christmas day, however, tonight into tomorrow morning a weak little disturbance will move through and bring just enough snow that you could see some of the white stuff on the ground in the northeast making for kind of a white christmas, i guess. a little bit goes a long way though when we're talking about the holidays. veronica? >> that's true. just a little. thanks, dylan. >>> coming up, a syrian airstrike kills dozens in the bread line. what's on the menu for the most expensive christmas 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[ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> hi. i'm stationed at osam airbase. i wanted to wish a merry christmas to my husband and my two boys. a special happy birthday to patrick. i love you guys. mommy misses you. >>> i'm major mark cleney. i'm here and want to say merry christmas to you. >> and happy holidays to you as well. some stories making news this morning. activists in syria see government warplanes attacked a bakery in a rebel-held town killing people including children. it appears to be one of the deadliest aerial attacks in the nearly two-year-long civil war. >>> michael crapo is sorry after been arrested and driving under the influence near washington, d.c., early sunday. >>> and in honolulu, president obama and the first lady attended a memorial service for senator daniel inouye, the world war ii veteran who died last week at age 88 after serving nearly 50 years in congress. >>> now to new comments from mitt romney's oldest son that have gotten a lot of people talking. it's been seven weeks since the election and there has been a steady stream of behind-the-scenes details coming from both campaigns. now comes the revolution from tag romney that his father had no desire to run for president at least at first. we have more on that from boston. >> i have just called president obama to congratulation him on his victory. >> reporter: as mitt romney, top gop leaders continue assessing how he lost the election to a vulnerable president, the oldest son is raising eyebrows about his dad's initial reluctance to make another run. tagg romney said he wanted to be press less than anyone else in the world. if he could have found someone else to make the run, he would have stepped aside. >> i do know that there were very serious discussions and concerns at the time before he decided to run and he looked at the field of competition and saw it was pretty weak and his family pushed him to say that he would be the best person given the way the field has taken shape. >> nbc's garrett hak spent nearly a year and a half covering the romney campaign. >> in between campaigns romney was definitely stung by the loss, but he never really took his eye off the ball. he wrote a book about his own personal politics and he used his pac to fund other republican candidates and that's the kind of thing you do if you think you might run again, keep your options open. >> the next president of the united states. >> reporter: if he was reluctant to run, mr. romney seems to have been under some pressure at home to seriously rally recover. last summer ann urged her husband to enter the race despite his failed bid. >> i was the first one to say this time, you have too do this again. yes, it was going to be painful. yes, it was going to be hard. yes, we might fail, but we had to go forward. >> reporter: a discussion of desire and defeat still lingering. ron mott, nbc news. become hellish for traders. as fiscal cliff talks drag into the 11th hour with $600 billion in tax hikes and spending cuts due to kick in early next year, lawmakers will get back to the table later this week after house speaker john boehner's plan b failed to get enough republican support for a vote last week. >>> still, the market has been resilient. despite friday's decline, the s&p 500 posted its best week in four. and with just five trading sessions left in 2012, the dow has advanced 8% while the s&p 500 climbed 13. the nasdaq has jumped 16%. >>> reports are due this week on pending home sales. sales of new homes and a look at home prices in the nation's 20 largest cities. >>> are you still not sure what to get for the person who has everything? new retail numbers show footwear was the fifth most popular gift on shoppers' lists on black friday. a year ago, shoes didn't even make it into the top ten gifts for the season. >>> good news for hollywood. attendance by moviegoers is up more than 5.5% so far this year. ticket revenue is projected to jump by 6% by the end of 2012 which would be the industry's biggest yearly increase in a decade. >>> after surprisingly strong sales on thanksgiving, look for some mcdonald's restaurants to be open on christmas for the first time ever to boost december sales. >>> and a well-known london chef has been offering what is being billed as the world's most expensive christmas dinner for just over $200,000. most of the proceeds go to charity, but still no takers for this fancy feast which includes $60,000 bubbly, $4,000 melon, $10,000 worth of edible gold leaf and coffee beans excreted by a wildcat. on to sports, who hotter than the seattle z hawks. ask the 49ers. seattle's richard sherman picked up the loose ball and returned it 90 yards. the seahawks led 21-0 on the way to a victory. the seahawks also locked up a playoff birth. >>> dallas forced overtime after trailing new orleans by 14 but drew brees downed marcus colt son and his fumble was recovered. the 21 yard field goal gave new orleans a 34-31 victory. >>> at philadelphia robert griffin iii was back. he found santana moss for a touchdown as washington won its sixth in a row, 27-10. >>> with one week to play the nfc picture has atlanta, san francisco, and green bay all in. the redskins host dallas next week to decide the nfc east. at the moment seattle and minnesota hold the wild cards. home fields are still up for grabs and chicago, dallas, and the new york giants still holding on to some hope. >>> in the afc now, ben roethlisberger was intercepted by cincinnati's reggie nelson who returned the ball to the 46 yard line. with only 14 seconds to play. on the next play andy dalton found a.j. green down the right side for 21 yards. josh brown's 43 yard field goal locked up a playoff birth for cincinnati with a 13-10 victory. >>> finally, the only thing left to decide in the afc is who will get a first round bye in the playoffs. either houston or denver will next week. baltimore is the fourth seed at the moment. indianapolis and cincinnati will be the wild card teams. >>> rihanna's massive donation and which "real housewives" star and her husband are calling it christ. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8. or...try kids boxes! >>> hi, i'm lieutenanten if i remember ship pi from kandahar, afghanistan. i want to say happy holidays to my family. i love you and miss you guys. >>> good morning. i'm lieutenant frank grew mel. i'm here in camp leather neck afghanistan. want to say merry christmas and happy new year. can't wait to see you in the new year. >>> happy holidays to you as well. here is the "first look" at other news going on. a holiday travel tragedy to start with in ohio. three adults and a child were killed on sunday. a mini van went the wrong way on the highway and crashed head on into another mini van. two other children are in critical condition. authorities believe alcohol was involved. >>> residents of one community in north carolina have started a new holiday tradition placing 26 candle lit bags along their street to honor the 26 victims killed in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. the organizer says she plans to make it an annual event. >>> and it was a happy reunion between a phoenix woman and her best friend, kane, a siberian husky went missing from his backyard nine months ago possibly after being stolen and then somehow ended up in oregon. thanks to a microchip kane's owner was located and he was flown home just in time for christmas. >>> and now for some entertainment news. notch another big win for the little guys. bilbo and his pals beat the competition. the hobbit, an unexpected journey raked in nearly $37 million. that's less than half of last week's haul, but still more than double tom cruise's "jack reachreac reach reacher" which came in secretary. rihanna donated nearly $2 million to her native barbados in memory of her late grandmother. the gift was her way of giving back to barbados. >>> one year after separating ashton kutcher filed for divorce from demi moore. it could cost the "two and a half men" star a pretty penny. moore was as much from kutcher as she got from her ex, bruce willis. that amount was never disclosed but that's supposed to be pretty considerable. >>> new york housewives turned entrepreneur bethany frankel has separated from her husband. the 42-year-old treated i am heart broken. i am sad. we will work through this as a family. >>> now for another look at the weather, here's nst meteorologist dylan dreyer. >> nothing was private to begin with. it makes sense to make your announcements on twitter. keep it all out there for the public, right? >> absolutely. >> we are looking at some bitter cold air. look at the dakotas. we're starting off today with temperatures below zero and tonight into christmas morning north dakota could see wind chills at 25 to 35 degrees below zero. that's where the cold air is located. the east coast though is starting off the day in the 30s. and we'll top out around 40 or so in boston and new york city. washington, d.c., about 43 degrees. we are actually going to see a storm system move from the west coast and eventually start to spread into the okechukwu okechukwu and arkansas area. there is the chance we could end up with about five to six inches of snow. the first time little rock, arkansas, will have seen snow on christmas day since 1926. so a big deal, especially when it's happening around christmas time. chicago could get a little bit of a wintery mix as we go through the day today and down across the southeast, that's where most of the showers are. some of those showers have been heavy at times, and that will continue to move eastward as we go into christmas day. now christmas day in the northeast, it does look like we might start off with a little bit of the white stuff tonight into tomorrow morning. not much. maybe just a dusting, a coating on the ground, then it will change over to a few light rain showers. 37 degrees with a little bit of snow up into boston on christmas day. chicago will also see some of that snow, too, but look at where the cold air is sitting. for tomorrow we're looking at temperatures in minneapolis, 17 degrees. 16 in kansas city. down in florida, that's where the warm air is. temperatures in the 70s and 80s with a couple of showers in florida on christmas day. veronica? >> 16 degrees seems wrong. >> that's awful. >> little rock, arkansas, have a white christmas. nice. >>> i'm veronica de la cruz. happy holidays to you. this is "first look" on msnbc. so, this board gives me rates for progressive direct and other car insurance companies? yes. but you're progressive, and they're them. yes. but they're here. yes. are you...? there? yes. no. are you them? i'm me. but those rates are for... them. so them are here. yes! you want to run through it again? no, i'm good. you got it? yes. rates for us and them -- now that's progressive. call or click today.
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going on five years now so to have something to play for at this point in the season is very exciting. >> i'llrobably think about the cowboys after we land. i think that's everybody's mindset. we're already onto the next one. you don't have to celebrate wins at this point in the season. you just know what's ahead of you and all that is for us right now is the cowboys. >> they know what it means. we've been working for this opportunity to win the division. talked about that from day one. they knew what we had to do to get there. we haven't accomplished anything yet. we have to win the division and obviously get it done next week. >> reporter: somehow some way mike shanahan has these guys believing. six straight wins. a chance to host a home playoff game at fedex field for the first time in 13 years. all they have to do is beat the cowboys on sunday. >> one other note for you. because of the importance of this game, the time of the redskins/cowboys matchup has changed. kickoff set for 8:20 on sunday night. the final game of the 2012 regular season. you can watch the redskins take on dallas on sunday right here on nbc 4. >>> so great to see rg3 three back. he couldn't be the running threat he normally is with the brace on his knee but he still brought it. >> a good leader makes a difference. >>> tom kierein is here to lead news the christmas holiday with what type of weather, tom? >> for this christmas eve may have rain coming in and in fact by noontime might start out as a bit of sleet in our western and northern suburbs looking at what's been going on for the last several hours. a lot of cloudiness over our region now. a few breaks in the clouds over the mountains. you can see those little patches of green there. those are areas of some light rain just now beginning to move into southwestern virginia, southern west virginia into kentucky and tennessee. it's advancing off to the north and east. it will take a while to get here. maybe around noontime may get sleet and maybe wet snowflakes around the blueridge. temperatures are around freezing. reagan national at 32. up near the bay it's milder. we do have a freezing rain advisory and freezing rain warning. this is all of these areas in pink and areas in the lavender are under a winter weather advisory for an inch of snow and icing that will occur today as that system moves in. farther east we're not going to have any problems with this bit of sleet and maybe some wet snowflakes initially and it does look like we will have that beginning around noontime and then during the afternoon a bit of a blustery wind. we'll have that sleet mixing with some rain perhaps from time to time around our western northern suburbs. i'll be back with a look at what may happen this christmas eve in ten minutes. >> things are looking good right now on the interstates southbound 395 earlier accident has been removed. no delays. northbound 95 in virginia looking good as you head in toward the beltway. let's take a live look at route 1. no serious problems there. 13-minute ride on northbound 95 from prince william parkway to the beltway at 56 miles an hour and we'll take a look at the beltway in our next hit. >>> most federal employees have the day off from work this christmas eve thanks to president obama. he made the announcement on friday. last-minute shoppers can use metro to get around today and metro is operating on its regular weekday service. trains will be running until midnight tonight and tomorrow trains and buses will operate on a sunday schedule. that's from 7:00 a.m. until midnight. >>> a longtime republican senator is apologizing for a drunk driving arrest. police say alaex andreandria po arrested idaho senator michael crapo. crapo says that he made a mistake and accepts responsibility for what happened. he's due in court next month. >>> the head of the nra defends some controversial remarks about gun control made in the aftermath of the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary. he sticks by his statement where he says the tragedy could have been prevented if every school has armed guards. >> it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children then call me crazy. i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep people safe and the nra is going to try to do that. >> he sat down with "meet the press" david gregory yesterday and the first time he's taken questions. many called the comments out of touch. the shooting at sandy hook sparked a new debate on gun control after a man shot 20 children and six adults ten days ago. that debate was evident throughout the washington area over the weekend. a small but vocal group of gun control advocates showed up outside a gun shop in falls church calling for a ban on assault style weapons and ammunition and more funding for mental health programs. the nra's push to put armed guards in schools across the country has people talking. >> i actually would not have felt safer. i think i would have felt more in harm's way. i just don't agree with guns in general. >> it's just dumbfounding to think the answer to violence is to put the weapons of more violence in the hands of people. >> police were there for the protest although it remained a peaceful one. >>> 4:35 right now. if you are still looking for the perfect present for your loved ones, time is almost up. there are some people that haven't finished all their shopping. a survey shows that more than 130 million people have not finished shopping. and whopping 26 million people haven't even started. shoppers say it's because they are still hunting for the best deals. >> try to come at the end so you get good stuff. >> it's more fun to do it at the end. >> i know who i need to buy for but not what i'm buying yet. >> more fun to do it -- what? procrastinators are getting help this year. malls were open for longer hours this past weekend with toys "r" us and macy's staying open around the clock. >> some people must get a rush. i was at the mall yesterday and it was not fun. the line to see santa, wrapped around the whole court. >> i went to the mall yesterday which i never do. it wasn't crazy but there were a lot of people out there. good luck today, folks, anyone who has to go out and do it. >> good morning, everyone. time right now 4:36. ahead on "news4 today," an american is killed in afghanistan this morning why it's described as a surprise attack and how the shooter is being described. >>> mitt romney's son talks about his father's campaign for president. what he said that left many people confused. >>> what parts of our viewing area will see only rain today and who could see more of a wintry mix? that's ahead. st >>> all right. it's finally christmas eve and once again this year you can track st. nick's progress. a santa tracker is set up and right now santa is preparing for his big launch. this is video from santa's trip around the world last year and they promise up to the minute reports and even pictures from key stops on santa's trip. we'll have a link for you on our website, nbcwashington.com. always fun for the kiddos. >> if you think santa was moving fast there, a lot more kids in the world these days. you have to get on it and make it happen quick. >> he and his elves have been very busy. will they have a clear flight? for more on that we go to meteorologist tom kierein. >> it doesn't matter because rudolph has radar in his nose now. this morning we have low cloud cover over our region. clouds will be with us for the morning hours. might get a few breaks in the clouds perhaps around 8:00, 9:00 this morning and then cloudy the rest of the day. right now it's cold. we're below freezing across virginia, maryland, into west virginia except right near the waters. reagan national at 32. montgomery county near 30. it's in the upper 20s near 30 in fairfax county and arlington and prince george's county near the freezing mark. away from the waters upper 20s. shenandoah valley out of the mountains too many location there is in the 20s. also with e have a winter weath advisory in effect. icing and inch of snow in western maryland and in the highlands of west virginia through the day today. east of there no problems. here is how we're looking hour by hour throughout the day today. a cold, calm start 6:00 a.m. temperatures below freezing and then by noontime maybe upper 30s to around 40 but we may get sleet mixing in with some light rain and may initially start as sleet changing to rain and maybe a few isolated wet snowflakes generally our western northern suburbs and then changing to all rain later this afternoon. we'll be reaching the low 40s maybe around 2:00, 3:00. this evening for this christmas eve, yes, hopefully rudolph has windshield wipers because it looks like rain. chilly rain tonight but all above freezing. we'll be hovering near 40 degrees through the evening. a look at the rest of the week into the weekend and a couple more storms may come our way coming up in ten minutes. a look at traffic now with mike. good morning, mike. >> good morning. things are looking good on the interstates. no reports of any serious accidents out there right now. let's take a look at the beltway in maryland. things are looking good on inner loop and outer loop. a live look right near new hampshire avenue. no serious delays there. and here we are just east of 270 everything is looking great right now in each direction. it's about a 11-minute ride from the outer loop. >>> still to come, celebrating christmas around the world including the pope's message this holiday season. >>> why an area boat renting service has been around since the 1940s is in danger [ singing christmas carols in background ] aunt sally's singing again. it's a tradition, honey. 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[ female announcer ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has to be just right. perfection is in the details. ♪ get to holiday fun faster with pillsbury cookie dough. >>> 15 before the hour right now. the hope will spend this christmas eve with his brother before conducting the annual midnight mass at st. peter's basilica. he offered christmas greetings in a variety of languages to spectators in st. peter's square. he encouraged people to seek silence and meditation and offered a blessing in spanish as well. >>> breaking news overseas this morning. an afghan police spokesperson says an american has been killed by an afghan policewoman. this happened at the kabul police headquarters and the victim is described as a u.s. adviser. it's not clear yet if the person was military personnel or a civilian. police have also have not said if the shooting was intentional or intent accidental. >>> an investigation into the apparent suicide of an elite commander in afghanistan. job price was commanding officer of navy s.e.a.l. team four assisting in the training of afghan police officers. a military official told cnn there's no indication price was involved in any investigation or controversy. he is survived by his wife and daughter. ♪ >>> a formal good-bye for the late senator daniel inouye yesterday. he was the second longest serving senator in u.s. history representing the state of hawaii for 50 years. he died of respiratory complications last monday. >>> mitt romney's oldest son is raising eyebrows this morning about comments he made about his father's run for the presidency. tagg romney claims he would have been ecstatic to step aside if he cld have found someone else to take his place. tagg worked as an advisory on his father's 2012 campaign and also helped with previous campaigns. >>> 13 before the hour. lawmakers are trying to get a deal done before the end of the year to avoid a fiscal cliff. congress is not expected to return to work until thursday. the same goes for president obama who will spend christmas in hawaii. that leaves them just five days to get a deal done to avoid steep tax hikes and spending cuts. senators on both sides of the aisle say both parties need to compromise to avoid a potential econom disaster. >> my one bit of advice to speaker boehner is this. you can't pass a bill with just republicans. on a broad thing like this, you need both. >> ronald reagan model is if you get 80% of what you want, that's a good day. we have the same objective of lower taxes. i like simpson-bowles. put money on the debt. tax rate hikes are partisan solution driven by the president but he'll get tax rate hikes. >> some lawmakers say that no deal will get done by the end of the year. >>> the second victim of a shooting in northeast washington has died. beasley was found shot in the early hours of saturday morning. harris was found lying in the road nearby and pronounced dead at the scene. police are offering a $25,000 reward for information that helps them solve this case. >>> a fixture on the potomac river since the 1940s could be closing. jack's boathouse has been renting canoes for decades. the national park service owns that land and recently notified the tenant by letter that he had to vacate by the end of january. >> found just a form letter saying we were terminated and had to be out in 30 days. >> he says he started notifying boat owners and 27 employees who would be let go in the boathouse closes. fans of jack's boathouse started a facebook page to try to save the landmark. >>> the mars rover is about to do something never done before on the red planet. it will begin searching for rocks to drill. right now curiosity is scouring in that ditch providing information to nasa back on earth. it is also so the rover can collect a drilled sample to analyze which will be a first for this mission. >>> wednesday marks the eighth anniversary of the deadly earthquake and tsunami that hit south asia. that controversy killed more than 226,000 people. more than 50,000 bodies have never been recovered. thailand will mark the day with a vigil. since the disaster hit in 2004, millions of dollars have been allocated to seismic and tsunami information centers. >>> parts of california will have a white christmas. make that an extremely white christmas. the sierra, nevada, got pounded with snow all weekend long causing poor driving conditions. it shut down vital interstate 80 forcing holiday travel to detail through residential areas. further south the snow turned to rain prompting flash flood warnings. i used to live in california and go snowboarding. it was fake snow down at big bear. this is a lot different. >> boy, i tell you, tom is here. a lot of folks like to have a dusting and coating of white stuff. >> conversational. >> we may have a few wet snowflakes floating down in the sky maybe late morning around noontime today. then maybe a little bit of a wintry mix after that. we'll have a bit of that feeling in the air. right now it's just cloudy, cold and calm around our region. as you look at the satellite radar, that area of green is a zone of some rain right now it is raining very lightly in southwestern virginia. farther south of there more moderate rain eastern tennessee into parts of georgia and also getting light rain in kentucky. this is all advancing off to the north and east. we'll keep an eye on this as it does approach us. we'll get a wintry mix west and north of because right now it's cold. temperatures are locked in the 20s to around 30 degrees. most of maryland, most of virginia, the eastern shore, except right near the waters and around the bay it's above freezing. in the mountains it's cold. near 20 degrees. much of western maryland and much of west virginia. let's take a look at what may be happening here. this area in lavender is a zone of potential sleet and wet snow. this is as of noon. that would be coming up the shenandoah valley along the blueridge but not into washington yet. during the afternoon this is by 3:00 p.m., our western northern suburbs may get that wet snow and sleet mixing in. pavement temperatures will be above freezing. whatever is wintry precipitation will melt quickly on roadways. that will quickly move to the north and east and exit by midnight tonight. by christmas day, a partly sunny sky. here comes another storm system coming in on wednesday. leading edge of that may again be some sleet and snow out in the shenandoah valley as of 7:00 wednesday morning. during the day on wednesday most of that precipitation north of washington and moderate rain coming in by wednesday afternoon into wednesday evening. could get another one on saturday. right now out in the mountains we do have a freezing rain advisory and winter weather advisory for some light icing and snow. that's for today. and that's going to be the story here maybe a little bit of sleet and perhaps wet snowflakes noontime and during the afternoon changing over to all rain as we hover near 40 degrees. and then on christmas day partly sunny. morning lows mid 30s. afternoon highs upper 40s. a mix changing to rain here on wednesday and then thursday partly sunny and back to the upper 40s and then on friday partly cloudy into the mid 40s and morning lows freezing. over the weekend another wintry mix type of storm does look like perhaps on saturday and then clearing out on sunday. i'll be back in ten minutes. a look at your traffic now, here's mike. >> good morning, tom. things are looking good on the interstates. no reports of any serious problems. let's take a look at 66 in virginia. things are looking great as you make the trip east here we are at sully road. no serious problems. traffic on the right is eastbound side. 12-minute ride from 286 to the beltway. and inside the beltway at glebe road barely seeing cars. nine-minute ride from 495 to glebe. >> thanks. >>> time is 4:54. coming up, how to avoid a holiday headache. >>> who should y >> the holidays can be a headache. researchers at georgetown say adults are more prone to headaches this time of year. they blame things like a change in schedules, eating and drinking habits and an increase in responsibility. how do you prevent headaches? doctors say you get plenty of rest of course. have a glass of water for every alcoholic beverage you drink so keep that gallon beside you and if you can, try to squeeze in some gym time as well. also you can try some neck stretches and hot showers to ease muscle tension. >> a new survey says over 60% of people say tipping is part of their holiday tradition. that's according to consumer reports. most people surveyed say they tip whoever delivers the newspaper, the mechanic, the hairdresser and the mailman. some say they go as far as to find a holiday gift for a teacher. who is the least tipped person? >> the least tipped by the way were garbage collectors. only 10% of people said they tip their garbage collectors. >> the tip doesn't have to be a monetary gift just a sincere thanks will do and say thanks to police officers, firemen, the medics this holiday season and all those people that do great service in our communities. it's funny. we were talking about the story. i was talking about how my parents always leave a tin full of cookies for garbage collectors at our house. >> it's the thought that counts. i want to tip my dry cleaner. the ladies in there, my clothes are perfect. i can't figure out what's appropriate there for something like that. tweet me if you have ideas on that one. >> maybe just a simple thank you. >> i'll do that for sure. >> give her a signed autograph. >> nobody wants that. >> that's what i want for christmas. >> all right. today santa is going extreme. this afternoon st. nick will strap on the water skis for the 27th annual santa ride on the river at national harbor. this is video of last year's event. as always he'll bring around his knee boarding reindeer and flying elves. families can also check out national harbor's massive 65-foot christmas tree boasting more than 200,000 lights. santa is set to take off on the water around 1:00 p.m. >> a city in northern portugal could be home to the world's largest santa. it's illuminated by 250,000 l.e.d. lights and took 17 trucks, two cranes and eight days to get this santa seated there. construction took more than three years. this massive santa will light the city until january 7th. >> wow. those are some boots. to put this in perspective, the lincoln memorial here is about 100 feet. this is 98 feet. just imagine the lincoln memorial as santa. >> jolly old elf sitting up there. >> how long do you keep it up for? >> just through the 7th
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but to say adamek won the fight, i disagree. >> all right, so the second time by split decision victory, tomasz adamek wins it. he's the ibf north american heavyweight champ in a great fight over cunningham. thank you for being with us on this special edition of "fight night." >> what an outstanding evening of boxing action. and it closed out with the much anticipated rematch between adamek and cunningham. for chris mannix, freddie roach, b.j. flores, our entire staff, i'm kenny rice. thanks for watching. so long and happy holidays from bethlehem, pennsylvania. >>> thieves rough up a fedex driver and steal packages from his truck just days before christmas. >>> plus, it's getaway day f that involved traveling by plane, the wind made it slow going for some. good evening, everyone. have you been outside? it's blustery out there. been that way all day. so let's get right to storm team 4 meteorologist. that wind makes it feel colder out there tonight. >> absolutely right. it sure does. the wind, even though it's fading down now that the sunset, it's still just enough of a breeze to keep wind chills in the 20s for your saturday evening plans. how high did the winds gust this afternoon? how about 51 miles an hour at mart inzburg airport. also 51 mile per hour gusts at dulles international. 49 mile per hour in hagerstown. even in town, reagan national, a 43 per hour gust. we're down to that 15 to 30 mile per hour range. that is helping a bit. wind chills are in the 20s and low 30s. prepare for a cold saturday evening. what about tomorrow and christmas week? that's coming up. jim? >> all right. chuck. >>> the holiday travel rush well under way tonight. the wind made it challenging for planes heading in and out of the area airports. there were some sporadic delays at dulles and reagan earlier today. dull et cete dulles had delays of an hour. both airports say everything is moving tonight. it's always a good idea to check with your carrier before you head to the airport. and the roads, well, let's talk about amtrak first. trains are crowded but there are no significant delays going in and out of union station. the rail service is adding cars to many of their trains but they don't plan to add any additional service in and out of washington for the christmas holiday. now to the roads. packed with holiday travelers. look at. this a live look at i-95 at dumfries road. just a sea of cars heading away from washington tonight. 93 million americans are expected to hit the road for the holidays. so you might want to pack your patience if you're one of them. if you spent the day doing last-minute shopping, chances are you had a lot of company. going to show you the scene near westfield montgomery mall where there was lots of traffic, some long lines and also very few parking spaces. in fact, most malls are open extra late tonight and tomorrow night for all you procrastinateors out there. some major stores like macy's are also staying open 24 hours a day right through christmas eve. >> now a news 4 exclusive, a fedex driver shaken up but not seriously hurt after being held up right in the middle of making deliveries. news 4's derrick ward tells us what happened this morning in southeast washington. >> reporter: it was just after 11:00 a.m. a fedex driver made a delivery here on howard drive in southeast when police say he was robbed at gun point. these people just had their packages dropped off. ? my doorbell rang. i answered it. i realized the fedex man had been here. >> reporter: she didn't see him, only his truck. later, the husband found the driver lying on his front steps. >> i thought maybe he had been shot or knocked out or something. >> reporter: he called out to the driver who didn't move and didn't answer. >> i said are you all right? he raised up. he said i thought i was still being robbed. >> reporter: the driver was forced to the ground at gun point while the people loaded packages into their car. for a good part of the afternoon, police searched the wooded area of fort davis park. it's unclear if it was related to the robbery a short distance away. services at a nearby chush went on as usual though for a while members were escorted to the church through the police line. back on highwood, police went through the truck for evidence. unfortunately, this can be a dangerous time of year for fedex drivers or any delivery drivers for that matter. they're instructed to watch behind them when they leave packages off and make sure no one is following them to take those packages away. just two weeks ago someone carjacked a fedex truck from southern avenue in prince george's county. it was recovered a short time later. in that incident, like the one on highwood, a frightening experience for the driver. >> but he was okay, thank god. >> reporter: derrick ward, news 4. >> in the district, a rally to end gun violence. going on in columbia heights. it's in response to the deadly shootings in newtown, connecticut and the nra's proposal to put armed police officers in every school in america. darcy spencer is joining us live near 14th street where a march is getting under way tonight. darcy? >> jim, i was able to speak to one of the organizers of this event this afternoon. he tells me when he was just two years old he witnessed his own mother being shot and killed. he says, in fact, the gunman turned the gun on him but fortunately it locked up and his life was spared. ever since then, he is an advocate for gun control. that's what this rally is about here this afternoon. the video we're going to show you was taken a few minutes ago as they were getting ready for this rally here in columbia heights. this is all about gun control. they're calling on congress, calling on the president to enact an assault weapons ban. they're calling for them again to take immediate action on this issue in light of the shootings in newtown, connecticut. we're going to hear from the gentleman i spoke about who lost his mother to gun violence and also we're going to hear from a little bit of the press conference yesterday from the nra national rifle association, their ceo. >> when it's come down to 20 first graders, i think it hit the american people directly in the heart in a way that it never has before in the mass shootings. unfortunate circumstance when it has to take such a traumatic issue to grasp the american people. but raily do believe that people are not going to let this go, even after the last victim is buried. >> what if when adam lanza started shooting his way into sandy hook elementary school, he'd been confronted by qualified armed security? will you at least admit it's possible? >> so again that rally taking place. they're going to march to a nearby church where they're going to have this call for action again for stricter gun control measures involving organizations as well as the clergy. reporting live from northwest washington, darcy spencer. >> we'll have the nra respond to protests like this? find out tomorrow morning on "meet the press." david gregory will have an interview with the ceo of nra. the last of the victims from the mass keer in sandy hook elementary school were laid to rest today. hundreds attended funerals for josephine guy and 6-year-old anna marques green in newtown, connecticut. services for 6-year-old emily parker were held in utah. connecticut's governor ordered flags in the state to full staff beginning at sundown tonight for the first time since the shootings that killed 28 people eight days ago. >>> the local united way in connecticut is asking people to actually stop sending toys to newtown. today children in the community got to choose from hundreds of toys that have come pouring in since the tragedy. donors from around the country have given $2.6 million to a memorial fund. the united way says the best way to help the community now is to do charitable work or make a donation in the victims' names. >>> still ahead tonight, just days before christmas, the pope pardons someone who betrayed him. >>> plus, some kids in montgomery county getting to hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> two resignations today in egypt as millions vote in the final round of the country's constitutional referendum. egypt's vice president and the central bank governor both resigned today. some say it's proof that leadership is divided over the country's future. today was the final vote on president obama morsi's draft constitution. it expected to pass. >>> he was convicted one of the largest vatican security breaches. today he pardoned the former butler. he vilted him in prison today and after the meeting, he was freed to return to his vatican city apartment. he was convicted of stealing and leaking private papal documents. he told investigators he wanted to expose evil and corruption in the church. >>> lots of people doing their last-minute shopping to day. some children in montgomery county were shopping with police officers. we're going to tell you why. plus, we'll have the very chilly christmas forecast. >>> kids in maryland got help with their holiday shopping from some local law enforcement. montgomery county police officers paired up with the kids to do last minute shopping. the officers helped kids pick out holiday gifts for their families. this is all part of the heroes and helpers program that strives to foster good relationships between law enforcement and the community. >> reaching out to the children at such an early age. hopefully we can bridge the gap to where there isn't any type of distention between law enforcement and the community. >> the purchases were made, thanks to gift cards from target. and you don't see an officer wearing a hat like that every day. >> not terribly often. looks warmer than the regular standard issued cap. >> you need one. >> yeah. you need it. if you're outside today, no doubt. you need a wind breaker or something to keep the chill away from you. it was ferociously windy for much of the day. wind chills stayed well down into the upper 20s and low 30s for much of the day. you needed to bundle up or stay active. or do both like this guy right here. he's out directing traffic. he got a little dance on. you know, got his heavyweight jacket. he's a smart guy, that's for sure. >> he is hearing music in his head. >> he's definitely feeling the christmas spirit. >> he has earphones. yeah, he has earphones. >> there he goes. sometimes just keeping moving. keep the blood flowing out there. gives you a couple extra zree degrees. he's in the spirit there. hopefully everyone at home is in the spirit, ready for the holiday week to begin. for now, windy and chilly outside. 40 degrees at national airport. winds out of the northwest. still gusting to 32 miles per hour. and current temperatures are back down to the freezing mark now in winchester. still low 40s down towards fredericksburg, upper 30s for much of charles county, maryland. but the wind chills remain very low. mid to upper 20s for most. wind chills below freezing here in town and near the freeze being mark alongside the of chesapeake bay. it's a coal saturday evening to go outside. breezy and cold. wind chills stay in the 20s for your saturday evening. actual air temperatures back down to around the freezing mark in town out to the west, shenandoah valley, upper 20s by 11:00. nothing going on in the southern area. clear skies and a fading breeze will allow temperatures to be below freezing in most locations. first thing tomorrow morning. by tomorrow afternoon, a great day coming up. plenty of sunday sunshine. high pressure inching its way off the eastern seaboard. eventually another area of low pressure headed up through the ohio valley well to our north and west. cold air will be in place. here we are at sunrise on monday. not much going on around town. the clouds come right back in. and there may be an opportunity for a little rain-snow mix along i-81 and northern maryland and southern pennsylvania. here we are stopped at 6:00 sunday or monday evening. that is christmas eve night. it's a fast mover. it should be most if not all rain in and around town. but we might be able to end with a passing snowflake across northern maryland. nice thing is it's on a fast moving pace. we'll be dry on christmas day. so for this evening, evening breezes. clearing skies. cold. lows into the 20s. tomorrow, plenty of sunshine. on the whole, a very december like day. temperatures into the mid and upper 40s tomorrow. here's your all important seven-day forecast. enjoy the sunshine while it's here tomorrow. clouds come back in on monday. chance for mostly rain in and around town. i can't reel out a few possibilities forever some frozen stuff in the shenandoah valley late monday evening. then we're dry christmas day. wednesday, wednesday night, thursday this is a storm that needs to be watched carefully. the track on this one has a little better chance of bringing rain mixing with snow even along i-95. so we'll be watching that wednesday night, thursday very carefully. >> that's all we need on i-95. >> yeah. anything on i-95. >> and santa needs rain gear maybe sfwlch maybe. >> thanks, jeff. >>> coming up in sports, a wild finish down >>> here's carol with a lot of action. >> it is beautiful. >> do some christmas carolling. all right, there is a day and night double feature in georgetown. one week since hearing the news of breaking away from the big east, the spotlight is back on the hard wood for georgetown. they were camera ready. hoyas facing american in a neighborhood showdown. this hasn't been much of a rivalry. g-town came in riding an eight-game winning streak over the eagles. pick it up first half. american trails by eight. dribbles around the pick. he will drain that jumper. munoz led the eagles with 15. american cuts the lead to six. second half now, hoyas up big. 18 points. auto porter adding to that. 16 points, 13 boards for porter. later in the half, au on the break. hoyas off and running. quarter. the alley-oop. georgetown wraps up the none conference schedule with a win. >> i'm happy with why we are. you say okay after 11 games you're going to be 10-1. will you take that? i'll take that. none of us in that locker room are sitting with our heads in the sand saying we're playing perfect basketball. none of us -- we all realize that will tl are so many areas of the game, every aspect of the game that we can get better at. i don't think -- i don't think the start of conference play is going to be any issue with these guys being ready to play at all. >> the hoyas are off for two weeks. george mason travels to richmond to take on the spiders in the governor's holiday hoops classic. the patriots didn't go down there today to suffer another loss:check it out. paul hewitt and patriots at the richmond coliseum hoping to snap the spider's five-game win streak. richmond led most of the way. only up one. corey edwards misses a floater. under 30 seconds left, can't make that left. he throws up a shot as he's falling. it dounss bounces in. 5.8 seconds left off the inbounds. edwards gives it up to wright who is feeling it. boom! nails it. 22 points for wright including that buzzer beater. what a thriller. 67-64. they knock off the spiders. >> george washington hosting vmi and the environmental with big ears santa has eyes and ears everywhere we're told. gw beating the press. the hoop for the dunk. 8-6, colonial lead. still first half. armwood down low for a powerful two of his 18 points. rally in the second. the drive. vmi led by as many as three. but here comes gw strong down low to dwayne smith. gw 5-6 on the year with a 67-67 win over vmi. >>> the redskins have arrived safely in philadelphia getting ready for a fierce physical nfc east game tomorrow against the eagles. for the record, mike shanahan is not a fan of trash talking on the field. but that ball spin thing is legal. so he's given the green light to spin away tomorrow despite an errant penalty call on the celebration move last week. >> i love what he does. he's so into the game. when he spun that ball, i mean he was just looking at that ball. of course, he got a penalty. it was a mistake. he shouldn't have gotten a penalty. i like the enthusiasm. but there is a fine line between enthusiasm and taunting. so you have to play within the rules. so, you know, you got to be yourself whoever you are. you can taunt the ball as long as the ball doesn't talk back, you're all right. >> were you trash talking the ball? >> i might have been trash talking the ball. there is a lot going on. i can't say exact words. i forget, too. it's in the heat of the moment. it's a good time just celebrating and being happy that, you know, making plays. >> hoping to make some big plays tomorrow against the eagles. >> he's excited. >> yeah. >> says he doesn't script that. >> okay. >> we're scripting this.
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>> so when's the last time you saw traffic like this at 11:00 on a sunday night? a steady line of traffic. we'll have the holiday forecast in just a moment. we want to check in with tom. what are people saying tonight? >> they're saying it's a busy holiday travel weekend, all over the place, all forms of transportation. the union station the second busiest. they had over five million passengers which was up over 3% from the year before. it is awful busy in there. >> when it comes to people traveling forl newcasters often cover the driving story and we always cover the plane story. but we don't always cover the train story. but the number of people choosing trains is on the rise. at union station tonight we found long lines for a train headed to philly in new york. >> it's christmas and everyone's going places. >> i haven't took the train in 20 years. >> but this couple thought it was better taking the train than driving. >> it's easier for us to catch the train so we don't have to deal with all the stuff. >> the choice was between the train and flying. >> it was the first time i had to take the train. i usually fly. and the plane was quite expensive this year. >> amtrak set an all-time record for passengers this past thanksgiving and over this past year as a whole. a spokesperson said starting this last thursday it added extra passenger scars to is train. it won't go back to normal capacity until january 2nd. although train ridership is growing, it isn't for everyone. milton said there's no way he would ride amtrak to visit his family all the way to ohio. >> it takes too long. a 13-hour trip to cincinnati. >> according to aaa driving is the number one way people travel during christmas time. it seems that trains are gaining a little bit this year. locally flying is up but nationally it is down. it looks some of those folks have chosen to take the train instead. >> thank you for that. we've been asking the question -- are we going to get a white christmas? >> some people were asking it. some people were hoping. i'm not. >> the chances for a white christmas ar going to look for a wintery mix during the day tomorrow that will change over to rain. but we're not going to look for any accumulations in terms of snowfall. 28 degrees at dulles. 28 at gaithersburg. the radar shows the clouds just beginning to filter in across the mid-atlantic. we are going to call for partly cloudy skies for the overnight. waking up tomorrow morning for that last minute shopping. it will be dry. 28 to 34 degrees. a full look at the time line and when everything will start and end and what to expect come christmas day. all that coming up in just a few minutes from bervings lfort furniture. >> a u.s. senator was arrested this morning and he's accused of drunk driving. we're talking about senator michael crapo. he failed several field sobriety tests and was charged with drinking and driving. crapo issued a statement that read in part, he's sorry for his actions and has apologized to his family. he is due in court the first week of january. >> president obama and first lady were attending services for senator inouye. >> the body of job price was found in afghanistan yesterday. investigators say it appears he took his own life. he was a member of seal team four. the team train local police to fight the taliban in remote parts of the country. new information in a deadly shooting in northeast washington in weekend. according to d.c. police the second victim died early yesterday morning on bladensburg road. police are offering a reward of up to $25,000. >> we get to the latest over guns in america. wayne lapierre the vice president of the n.r.a. isn't backing down from the idea to arm guards at our nation's school. he talked with moderator david gregory from "meet the press." >> i don't understand that when that horrible monster tried to shoot his way into sandy hook school that if a good guy with a gun had been there he might have been ail to stop him. >> lapierre has drawn criticism for not talking about the possibility of gun control legislation. and we're less than 10 days away from the so-called fiscal cliff. and tonight there's no movement from either side towards the deal. congressman nick mulvaney talked about why he couldn't go with john boehner's plan b. >> i was never convinced and still not convinced that the senat was every going to take it up. people seemed to assume that all the house needed to do was pass this bill and it would be the end of the discussion. i believe from the beginning and continue to believe that the president has no interest at all in not going over the cliff. he wants to go over the cliff. >> well, as far the president, he said on friday that lawmakers needed to go home over the holidays to cool off but come back ready to make a deal. >> fire has destroyed a home that was more than a century old. the fire broke out around 12:30 this afternoon. no one was hurt. the fire caused about $50,000 damage. >> d.c. area boaters and kayakers are in for a shock tonight. that's because a georgetown landmark is being shut down. the national park service has terminated the lease for jack's boat house. the boat house sits on a georgetown waterfront near key bridge. it opened in 1945. the current owner says he's heart broken. >> five, 10 years ago, nobody wanted to be out here. and now georgetown has changed and now everybody wants a piece of it. and i think -- i think that well frankly we're the last of the private boat house owners here on the potomac and we don't really have any political muscle. >> he says he must leave by the end of january. so far no comment in the national park service. he has nearly 30 employees that will be out of a job in a month. >> it is the end of an era. the cover features a picture of the old offices in new york. the head line is #lastprintissue. the magazine could no longer afford to be in front. "newsweek" will be digital early next year. >> a local girl battling cancer is thinking of others. we'll show you how her campaign has gone beyond even what she imagined. >> a happy home coming. >> and the >> it sure will be a happy christmas for an air force colonel from leesburg. we caught up with lawrence nixson when he arrived this evening. his wife and 9-year-old son were there to meet him. boy, he looks happy, doesn't he? >> he'll be home for two weeks before returning to duty for his third deployment overseas. he plans to get away for a mini vacation in williamsburg. >> a heartwarming story of a local little girl battling cancer derrelled to do things for other sick -- determined to do things for sick kids. >> a little girl's passionate belief that children struggling with illness have a right to live has touched many. >> for weeks leesburg residents have been reading notes. they're handwritten by children from across the globe. >> letters from ecuador and all over europe. >> they aren't met from kris kringle. >> gabriela has an inoperable brain tuesday momple before going, this thoughtful fourth grader has an epiphany. she asked for letters to santa because macy's donates a dollar for every one. they blew past their goal of 10,000. 100,000 became 150 sparbgssp far -- 150,000 letters. they delivered this avalanche of love. >> it's pretty incredible. despite radiation treatment and chemo gay georgia -- gabriel was there for the total of letters. 240,983. but one more letter would be red. >> dear santa, i'm gabriela, the one with a tumor. make a wish has really touched me. >> you can hear her strength in every word. >> i want to say one more thing. this is my motto. you might have a bad day today but there's always a bright star you can look forward to tomorrow. look inside with your bright star. thank you. happy holidays. [cheers and applause] >> an idea ignited in a little girl's heart, traveled around the world and returned with the immeasurable gift of hope. and get this, macy's officials donated an additional $25,000 in gabriel's name to the make-a-wish foundation. so that plus her efforts will allow 36 more children to get their wish. >> wow, jay, thanks for bringing her story. it's so amazing to see her. absolutely. >> so we're not going to see a white christmas apparently. but there is some wet weather ahead. >> yep, we're hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forer. i wish this test drive was over so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practctically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month'payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealerer.com today. >> hundreds of runners as you see got up early in morning for a new cancer treatment. if third annual river crest run. the proceeds will help duke' research effort. >> it is 36 degrees right now. can you imagine the temperature when they started running? >> yesterday we had those wind gusts of 40 to 60 miles per hour. the wind chill factor even colder. it sounds a lot worse than it's going to be. >> no snow, right? >> we can't say that yet. the wind has settled down. so we don't have a wind chill to deal with. they move through the remainder of the overnight and into the early morning hours. today made it to 47 degrees. it felt a lot better out there today. thanks to the sunshine and lack of the windy conditions. 71 our record high set? 1990. arlington, 32 degrees. they had a high of 43. 45 for the high at children's hospital. now 41. and it's 30 in germantown not. rain to speak of. well that's going to change as we move throughout the day tomorrow. we're not expecting a lot but enough that we may see a little bit of appear wintery mix. 32 degrees in winchester. 32. temperatures across the board in the 20's, the 30's, the 40's. the wind chill factor i promised you when the winds diminish that our wind chill will actually increase. we're looking at things typical for this time of year as we round out the month of december. south and west of us, thisly bring some very strong storms to the south during the day tomorrow, worth watching but for us this is northeastward. we are going to look for clouds to increase. a better chance for a wintery mix in the early afternoon hours. by dinner time changing over to all rain. for the district and southern maryland this is going to be a rain event. so we're not looking for any accumulations. doppler radar is quiet. but this will look much different during the day tomorrow. our future cast will take us through the overnight hours into tomorrow afternoon christmas eve notice how to showers approach. area shaded in blue and pink, this could be a little bit of a wintery mix. montgomery county to fredrick county and louden county. all of this moves by midnight tomorrow night. christmas day with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 30's. tomorrow wintery mix changing to rain. 37 to 42. and the extended outlook shows a more potent storm on wednesday. right now it look like ravenlt could see one to two inches of rain. rain not snow by the time this moves out of here. saturday look as little interesting. of course, that's five days away. a lot can change between now and then. the track right now doesn't look promising. >> all right. different variables to keep our eye on. >> and we've been keeping our eye on the redskins and their playoff run. >> very promising at this point. it's all going to come down to next sunday which is so crazy when they were 3-6 going into the bye. redskins fans woke up to an amazing and tense game with number 10 going on >> well, the redskins had their biggest game of the season. yet, a bigger one still to come. luckily rg-3 was there. what the redskins had to show for it? enjoy it, a six-game-winning streak. >> as expected rg-3 got the started wearing a knee brace. >> it's not abbreviated with a running quarterback before that or whatever else anyone else wants to say. they call me quarterback because they lead the team. i'm supposed to go out there and throw the ball and assist and that's what i was able to do the redskins offense had some woes early but this 42-yarder, his 17th straight make to start his career. that set an nfl record. rg-3 with a screen pass to morgan. morgan takes it in 13-7, washington. they led 13-10 at the break. alfred morris untouched. redskins go up 20-10. then the play of the game. certainly the prettiest of the game rg-3, perfect touch with moss who got both feet in. washington leads 27-17. >> you never know. you try to make the best of it knowing that you've been through that situation before, practicing and practice on the sidelines an try to make the most of it. >> eagles narrowed it 27-20 on this run by deion lewis. things got interested. eagles went ran all the way down. redskins get pressure. one second left, nope. the 10-second run-off. >> also, coming off of five wins you play with a lot of confidence and you find ways to make plays with a w. >> i was really proud the way they finish. you have to find a way to win those games those tight games and they're not easy. >> since that 3-6 start, six straight wins by the redskins. up next, the dallas cowboys at fedex field. >> when the referee throws the flag, we said let's go and get cowboys. >> pandemonium at fedex field, the way you like it. we encourage the fans to get out there early. let's go ahead and flex this game and you know, we'll make it real nice. >> all right. it was just announced next week's game will be flexed to 8:20. he could see into the future. >> meanwhile new york's defense did not show up today allowing joe flacco to throw for 309 yards. flacco makes the fake and he throws deep for tori. missed an unbelievable catch over the shoulder. 14-0 ravens. going 27 yards for the t.d. ravens win 27-13. they also win the a.f.c. north division. >> the cowboys got to check in with them hosting the same picking up an o.t. david heartily's 20-yard field goal was a dagger to the nation. >> cowboys lose, 34-31 and we'll see the redskins next week. there were reports out of new york that tim tebow opted out of practice. typically they use him in the wildcat formation. but according to reports tebow was so frustrated with starting mcilroy over him. >> and you know what his teammates said to that -- thank you. >> i can't blame him though. >> but you're the teammate. you should be ther >> it is an annual tradition in spain a lottery at christmas time. we're going to tell you why the jackpot in the game makes the power ball so weak. >> it is realry a huge lottery in spain. there were multiple winners. most of the winners near madrid. >> the pay-off is around half a million dollars. a man bought 10 of those tick. and guess what they are $5 million richer. the country takes a have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? 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the president there are several opportunities to watch a rebroadcast on msnbc that's later today at 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. eastern. and again tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. for highlights from the interview be sure to follow me on twitter @davidgregory. we'll be back next week. until then have a happy new year. if it's sunday it's "meet the press." >>> this morning on flood, secretary of state hillary clinton is in a new york city hospital with a blood clot. details ahead. looking over the fiscal cliff, last second deal is it possible? kim kardashian and kanye west expecting a baby. new year's eve preps and the new york giants open their hearts to the families of newtown, connecticut. >>> very good morning to you. nice to see you this morning. we begin with secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital after a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained. cloth was discovered during a followup exam on sunday. she's being treated with blood thinners and doctors will monitor the medication over the next two days. the 65-year-old clinton fell and suffered a concussion and fainted while home alone in december as she recovered from a stomach virus. clinton had been planning to return network this week. >>> it is crunch time on capitol hill. senate and house negotiators have a few crucial hours left to come up with a compromise to avert the looming financial mess. if they don't here's what will happen. everyone's tax rates will go up. $1.2 trillion in federal spending cuts kick in. the payroll tax holiday enacted under president obama will expire. the alternative minimum tax kicks in and several tax deductions will also expire. nbc's danielle leigh is on capitol hill with the latest on the negotiations. what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning. there's been progress and at 11:00 a.m. this morning the senate will get back network. when they do they won't have a lot of time to come up with a deal to avoid those spending cuts and tax increase. both sides are still divided but just before calling it quits yesterday democratic leader harry reid said he hoped to have an announcement in the morning when senate gets back network. where are they divided inspecifically divided at what salary taxes should increase but there was progress in terms of tax increases for the wealthiest of americans, also avoiding the inheritance tax increases and democrats say that they are grateful republicans have given up a demand for cuts to social security at least for now. now this progress has not come easy. democrats have accused republicans of being too suborn on tax increase and just yesterday republicans slammed democrats for failing to give them a counter offer in the negotiations. minority leader mitch mcconnell called the vice president joe biden to get involved and help in the negotiations. lawmakers say they are hopeful they will get a deal today but even if they do the fight won't be over for long. republicans will push for those reforms they gave up this time around early next year during the debt limit debate. back to you. >>> for his part president obama has been trying to turn up the heat on congress applying new pressure on sunday in an interview with david gregory on "meet the press." nbc news white house correspondent has details. >> reporter: on "meet the press," president obama continued his public campaign to pressure congress. >> if congress doesn't act, then everybody's taxes go up, and for the average family that could mean a loss of $2,000 in income and the who economy can slow down. >> reporter: he called an lawmakers to strike a deal or hold a vote on his plan which would raise tax rates on wealthy americans a major sticking points for republicans. >> the way they are behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest americans are protected. that seems to be their only overriding unifying theme. >> reporter: after the interview republican leaders accused the president of assigning blame instead of leading. >> when they say leadership falls on you mr. president you don't have a role here in breaking this impasse. you've had a tough go with congress. >> if folks can't say yes to good offers, then i also have an obligation to the american people to make sure that the entire burden of deficit reduction doesn't fall on seniors who are relying on medicare. there is a basic fairness that is at stake in this whole thing. >> reporter: republicans say to be fair the president must focus on entitlement reform to reduce the deficit. >> are you prepared to do that in your first year of the second term? >> what i said is i'm prepared to do everything i can to make sure medicare and social security are there not just for this generation but for future generations. >> reporter: the president said despite the current gridlock he remains optimistic but asserted democracy is messi. >> one way or another we'll get through this. do i wish that things were more orderly in washington? and ration enamel? and people listened to the best arguments and compromised and operate in a more thoughtful and organized fashion? absolutely. when you look at history that's the exception rather than the norm. >> now here is your "first look" at politics. long lines in florida discouraged 49,000 people in voting. on "meet the press" tom brokaw says there's a simple explanation for what's wrong with our election and lawmakers sent to washington. >> the system is rigged. 75% of the congressmen come from gerry mandered districts in which they are bullet proof. >> as 2012 comes to an end. the 112th congress will go down in history as the most unproductive in 60 years, only 219 bills have been passed and has become law compared to 380 bills passed by the last congress, 460 by the one before that. >>> despite that terrible record president obama has signed an executive order giving returning members of congress a 1% raise. >>> and the senate did put in some extra work hours last night but there was some glumbling. one senator said quote this is definitely not a kunbaya moment. >>> now for a look at your new year's eve weather let's turn to bill karins. happy new year's eve morning. >> big day, right? >> it is. going to be a cold one. >> maybe not for i but for everyone it's a cold. a little bit of snow to talk about. no big blockbuster snowstorms. the cold air is the story. easily be the coldest week of the winter season. areas in white winter weather advisories from new mexico, north texas, panhandle of oklahoma across kansas, missouri, southern indiana and illinois this is where light snow is heading your way. winter weather advisory means slippery travel but not a blockbuster event and cancel your events. travel with care especially northern, the panhandle of oklahoma, up through kansas this morning the snow is breaking out shown here in white. we'll be watching missouri. traveling interstate 70 during the morning hours. that's where you'll deal with snowy weather and this will continue through much of the day. we just changed over to snow in joplin. interstate 44 right now mostly rain but we'll watch interstate 70 later today. that's a troublesome drive and a major thoroughfare. one to three inches from indianapolis to st. louis to kansas city to wichita including areas around topeka, kansas. other areas of the country won't see much snow. very cold. northern new england very cold. boston is at 22. maine is in the single digits with negative numbers in the northern plains. very cold out there today. minneapolis, fargo, duluth, and that cold air will head to chicago late tonight towards tomorrow. one spot in this country that i wouldn't want to stand outside in the cold and wait for a ball to top would be in the northern plains. not bad in new york city later on tonight. >> negative temperatures. yikes. >> coldest air of the season. get ready for it. >>> the top new year's resolutions made and kept by the most successful people. and huge entertainment news to tell you about. kanye west, kim kardashian expecting a baby. who broke the news. how far along is she. it's lights out for thomas edison 75 watt light bulb. good luck trying to find one in twoet. you're watching fir"first look" msnbc. >>> welcome back. some stories making news this morning now. in oregon a tour bus crashed through a guardrail and down a steep embankment killing nine people, injuring 20. the driver lost control on a highway covered in snow and ice. >>> incredible images captured from a dashboard camera shows a plane crashing in to a hoin moscow. five crew members died. three survived. there are no passengers on board. >>> someone who didn't don't identified claimed the body of adam lanza the man who killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary in connecticut on december 14th. >>> 200 students, parents and faculty from the sandy hook school attended the new york giants game sunday. they were high fived by the giants players. >>> kim kardashian is pregnant. kardashian's family confirmed the news but the father to be rapper kanye west announced it last night during a concert in atlantic city. kim is about 12 weeks with the baby due in the summer. >>> the way that congratulations have all been going all night on twitter, her mom tweeting oh, baby baby baby. they tweeted most pregnancies in the last nine months or four marriages in kim kardashian. >>> tonight an estimated 1 million revelers are expected to gather in new york's times square to ring in the new year. as with any high-profile gathering of this size security is on high alert to make sure tonight's massive event goes off without a hitch. we go live to times square with more on the preparations. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. still very quiet here in times square. the traffic is flowing we're at 48th street and 7th avenue standing next to one of many barricades that will be used to control the crowds that will start showing up in a couple of hours. more than 2,000 pounds of confetti are in place. ready to be thrown out by hand from buildings in times square at midnight. >> i've seen it at tv. it looks like so much fun. >> it's magic. everybody in the world wants to dome new york for new year's. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands will usher in the new year. they will see the waterford crystal ball drop down the flagpole high above times square light up the 2013 sign. this year's ball will have 288 new panels engraved with do was befitting of the theme let there be peace. one of the panels was engraved with the memory of the late dick clark. >> i know dick would be most appreciative of this and never expect the panel to be in the ball. he'll be part of the celebration again. >> reporter: workers are preparing the stages in times square for some big name acts. >> i'm excited. >> reporter: the youtube sensation will be here prompting a lot of this. taylor swift will headline the show. >> she's one of my idols. >> reporter: brent and his girlfriend are practicing their midnight kiss before going shopping for warmer clothes. >> anything to keep me warm. >> reporter: the forecast for tonight clear but quite cold hovering around freezing. and despite these cold temperatures hundreds of thousands will still wait here for much of the day. last year the prime viewing areas filled up 10 1/2 hours before midnight. back to you. >> 10 1/2 hours before midnight. all right, thanks. >>> the new year's countdown in washington, d.c. is about spend urge money as we await the outcome of the fiscal cliff negotiations. on the positive side you won be seeing $8 a gallon for milk because congress gave a one year extension for the farm bill. those who love your 75 watt light bulbs stock up while supplies last. new federal laws prohibit them to be import order produced in 2013. the tribune company announced it's emerging from bankruptcy with new ownership and new board of directors and forbes has compiled a list of new york's resolution that successful people make and actually keep. among them plan vacations now. wake up to the essentials first, check e-mail second. support a cause. find your purpose and go for it. go for it. new year's day marks the 150th anniversary of emancipation proclamation. the document is once again on display. ron mott has details. >> reporter: showing its age the emancipation proclamation still draws attention. >> it's amazing to see abraham lincoln's signature. >> reporter: today the frail order consigned to history on january 1st, 1863 by abraham lincoln is again on public display. showtime just a few days every year. >> very uplifting experience. very important document. >> reporter: presidential historian doris goodwin on president lincoln freeing the slaves. >> philosophically lincoln always believed slavery was wrong. the question is what power did he, once he became president, have to do something about ending slavery? he finally found that door with his powers as commander-in-chief and with military necessity and then he went through that door. >> reporter: the proclamation taken none admitting blacks to its fighting ranks helped tip the balance of the war towards the north weakening confederate forces and preserving the united states of america. many slaves of course went to their deaths never experiencing the freedoms espoused in the emancipation proclamation. some are buried here in the african-american national monument. as a major motion picture chronicles the life of america's 16th president, americans are reminded of this shy and lanky illinois lawyer. >> looking at sports. sunday night football, cowboys/redskins. washington captured the nfc east division title for the first time in 13 years as robert griffin iii got the touchdown. >>> indianapolis coach chuck pagano is back with the team. and the quarterback got two touchdowns to beat houston. in other action peyton manning had three touchdown passes in the game for the 73rd time. passing the lead record set by brett favre. seattle quarterback russell wilson tied peyton manning's record. the seahawks defeated the rams 20-13. nfl coaches on the chopping include include philadelphia's andy reed after a 4-2 losing season. and norv turner is expected to be cut after missing the playoffs three years in a row. and tony sparano will not return after the team finished 30th. four college football games. the sun boul has usc against georgia tech. and chick-fil-a bowl lsu versus clemson. straight ahead a ice rescue that you've never seen before. and last week barbara bush called one of her husband's favorite bands and requested a private concert. the oak ridge boys agreed and gathered in their office to sing over the phone. the 41st president requested "elv ira." they also sang "amazing grace." take a listen. ♪ amazing grace how sweet thou sound ♪ ♪ that saved a wretch like me ...but he'd wait for her forever, for any reason, and would always be there with the biggest welcome home. for a love this strong, dawn only feeds him iams. compared to other leading brands, it has 50% more animal protein. ...to help keep rocky's body as strong as a love that never fades... if he ever lets her leave again. iams. keep love strong. >>> welcome back. christmas day took a terrible turn as a ice rescue set off a chain reaction of rescuers falling through ties. we have a report on the dramatic rescues. >> reporter: the video camera michelle got as a christmas present captured it all. >> that's not funny. >> reporter: christmas day day a man on a sled came down on a hill and fell through thin ice of jackson lake. then one after another those who tried to save him fell in. >> it turned in to a disaster. a panic. people falling in. people trying to save him then trying to save themselves. >> give me the rope from under the seat now. >> reporter: that's the voice of michelle's husband. >> i undid the rope. threw it out. it's a 25-foot rope but seven feet short. at that point we noticed this guy didn't know how to swim. we observed him go under three times. >> call 911 right now. >> reporter: more people went on the that fragile ice including children. then another rope attempt. another one in and then the man who tries to save him as well. inner tubes and sleds. finally -- >> get it. come on. go! >> reporter: rope to pull them to shore. >> in southern california, it just doesn't get cold enough for anybody to be out on ties. they are very fortunate everybody came out alive. very hard to watch. >> moving on to some entertainment news. "the hobbitt" continues to rule them all at the box office. the lord of the rings people earned $32.9 million this weekend making at any time film's third week on the. "django" came in at two. and les mis came in three. kate winslet's wedding gift is taking her to the moon. she has a ticket on one of the upcoming virgin atlantic space flights. >>> hulk hogan's new restaurant is set to open up tonight in florida. the new eatery will be jimmie buffet's margaretville meet hooter's times ten. he did say that. he wants to turn the restaurant into a reality show and that, of course, is no surprise. now for another look at the weather. here's nbc meteorologist bill karins. in guess he'll put cameras all over the restaurant. >> it sounds like trouble. >> or really good reality tv. >> who knows what the food will be like. not that anyone will care. good morning, everyone. a winter wonderland throughout much of the country, snow covering a lot of areas and where there's snow on the ground still very cold in all of new england. wind chills are in the teens up in maine they are in the single digits and negative numbers. very cold morning. thankfully schools are still out so don't have to worry about bus stop weather. morning commute, cold and chilly but partly cloudy skies, new england warms up for a typical late december type day. snow flurries in pittsburgh. kansas, missouri heading to southern illinois and indiana light snow heading your way. tomorrow, new year's day, some of that snow shower activity will work its way through west virginia and washington, d.c. but it really weakens it won't be a big deal. look at these temperatures. northern plains, this is it. you know, this is the heart of winter. >> winter is here. bundle up tonight. thanks, bill. i'm veronica de la cruz, this is "first look" on msnbc. happy new year's, everyone. 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Dec 30, 2012 5:00am EST
john boehner and fellow republicans before the deadline. >> president obama will be david gregory's exclusive guest on "meet the press" later this morning. you can watch his interview at 10:00 a.m. the nation'sup for gun show in delles this weekend. this weekend, organizers say there was overwhelming interest. in the wake of the sandy hook shootings, many people said they wanted to buy assault rifles before a possible ban. >> say something should happen and we no longer have right to purchase our guns, that means somebody got off this butt and decided to change the constitution, that will open the door to a lot of issues. >> the f.b.i. reported a record background checks for guns this year. a lawyer for one of the survivors of the newtown school massacre says the state and connecticut didn't do enough to keep the kids safe. lawyer irving pinsky said the state failed to provide a safe climate for his client's daughter. to howard county where police say they've cracked a string of burglaries that hit homes in columbia and ellicott city. >> the alleged victim is concerned the man she accused of
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Dec 31, 2012 4:30am EST
to turn up the heat on congress, applying new pressure sunday in an interview with david gregory on "meet the press." nbc news white house co. an hold a vote on his plan which would raise tax rates on wealthy americans, a major sticking point for republicans. >> the way they're behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthieri would raise tax rates on wealthy americans, a major sticking point for republicans. >> the way they're behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest americans are protected. that seems to be their only beh that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest americans are protected. that seems to be their only overliove overriding theme. >> reporter: after the interview, republicans accused the president of assigning blame instead of leading. >> when they say leadership falls on you, mr. president, you don't have a role in breaking this impact? you've had a tough go with congress. >> david, at a certain point, if folks can't say yes to good offers, then i also h
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Dec 31, 2012 2:30am PST
an interview with david gregory on "meet the press." we have details. >> reporter: on "meet the press," president obama continued his public campaign to pressure congress. >> if congress doesn't act then everybody's taxes go up, and for the average family that could mean a loss of $2,000 in income and the whole economy could slow down at a time when the economy is starting to pick up. >> reporter: he again called on lawmakers to strike a deal or hold a vote on his plan which would raise tax rates on wealthy americans, a major sticking point for republicans. >> the way they are behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest americans are protected. that seems to be their only overriding unifying theme. >> reporter: after the interview republican leaders accused the president of assigning blame instead of leading. >> so when they say leadership falls on you mr. president you don't have a role here in breaking this impasse? you've had a tough go with congress. >> if folks can't say yes to good offers, then i also have an obligation to the american
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Dec 27, 2012 2:30am PST
head of the nra, who told nbc's david gregory he favors armed guards at every school. >> i guess, you know, out of last week's bizarre press statement -- it wasn't a press conference -- i guess mr. lapierre would say that firefighters need to have armed guards go with them. i mean, i think it just shows that that was a completely dumb [ bleep ] idea from the start. we need to ban assault weapons, we need to ban the high-capacity clips and magazines. we need serious background information system upgrade. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. i'll tell you what, the american people -- i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep people safe. and the nra is going to try to do that. >> in the wake of recent shootings, a local new york newspaper is facing calls to pull an article. "the journal news" created a web feature showing the addresses of all handgun permit holders in westchester and rockland counties, just north of new york city. the paper's editor s
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00am EST
interview with david gregory. >> if it is crazy to call for police and armed security to protect our crazy, then call me crazy. >> he dismissed calls for loss. >> i don't think that will make any difference. >> throughout the country, people are responding. some are buying weapons. others protesting at gun shops. >> it is insanity. >> lawmakers weigh how to deal with the issue. another stalemate in fiscal cliff negotiations. >> our colleagues are risking the fiscal cliff. >> i think we will fall out of the fiscal tree. >> lawmakers return from their holiday recess on thursday and will have their work cut out for them. danielle leigh, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 28 degrees on tv hill. a u.s. senator is charged with driving under the influence the >> george h.w. bush will be spending christmas in the hospital. >> this is a live picture of traffic at baltimore national pike. w=!n did you get chips for the party? nope. cheese plate? cheese plate...nope. i made something better. ♪ you used the oven? boom ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pil
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Dec 31, 2012 4:00am EST
congress, applying new pressure sunday in an interview with david gregory on "meet the press." nbc news white house correspondent kristin welker has details. >> reporter: on "meet the press," president obama continued his public campaign to pressure congress. >> if congress doesn't act, then everybody's taxes go up. and for the average family, that could mean a loss of $2,000 in income, and the whole economy could slow down at a time when the economy's actually starting to pick up. >> reporter: he again called on lawmakers to strike a deal or hold a vote on his plan which would raise tax rates on wealthy americans, a major sticking point for republicans. >> the way they're behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest americans are protected. that seems to be their only overliove overriding theme. >> reporter: after the interview, republicans accused the president of assigning blame instead of leading. >> when they say leadership falls on you, mr. president, you don't have a role in breaking this impact? you've had a tough go with congress. >> da
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Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm PST
shield program. and david gregory under investigation. did he break d.c. laws in an interview with nra leaders? coming up next. >>> the syrian regime suffers another high level defection. lisa sylvester is monitoring that. >> well, syria's military police chief reportedly has fled to turkey on a scooter after plotting his escape for three weeks. in a video posted online, a man purporting to be the police chief accuses the government of carrying out massacres of innocent civilians and he says the military is nothing but armed gangs that kill. he says is he defecting to, quote, join the people's revolution. and the recovery in the housing market remains on pace. home prices rose 4.3% in october over last year, that is it the biggest percentage increase in more than two years. near record low mortgage rates and fewer foreclosures are helping spur sale which is in turn is boosting prices. and the world's longest high speed rail line is up and running and it's in, where else, china. the 1428 mile line spans more than half the country linking the capital of beijing to the southern chinese bl
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Dec 5, 2012 3:00am PST
, if you can believe it, the moderator of "meet the press," david gregory, will be joining us as well. >> not as big as tom. >> yes. keep it right here on "morning joe." you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. of washington about the future of medicare and social security. anncr: but you deserve straight talk about the options on the... table and what they mean for yo
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